Russian top models of the 30s

Russian top models of the 30s

Categories: Fashion

The models of the beginning of the last century were very different from the current ones — they were "talking". They presented the dress themselves, telling the clients of fashion houses about the models of clothes that they showed. Our beauties had no equal in this. The whole of Paris adored them. In this issue you will find the best pictures and stories from A. Vasiliev's book "Beauty in Exile".

Russian top models of the 30s

Russian top models of the 30s

1. Model Natalie Paley, Paris.

Russian top models of the 30s

2. Princess Natalia Pavlovna Paley (known in the West as Natalie Paley) was the granddaughter of Emperor Alexander II, born in Paris.

Russian top models of the 30s

3. In 1920, she left Soviet Russia with her mother and sister, worked as a fashion model in Paris.

Russian top models of the 30s

4. In 1927, Natalie married fashion designer Lucien Lelong, whom she divorced in 1937. Appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine.

Russian top models of the 30s

5. Natalie Paley was the mistress of the German writer Erich Maria Remarque. In Remarque's novel Shadows in Paradise, the love story between the main characters resembles real events — the love story of Natalie Paley and the writer himself.

Russian top models of the 30s

6. Model Zhenya de Castex, Paris, 1934.

Russian top models of the 30s

7. Viscountess Zhenya de Castex charmed fashion designers with how elegant she looked in their outfits.

Russian top models of the 30s

8. Nee Gorlenko, Zhenya successfully married the Spanish ambassador and became the owner of a high-profile title.

Russian top models of the 30s

9. Model Zhenya de Castex, Paris, 1936.

Russian top models of the 30s

10. Lady Abdi, Paris. The irresistible fashion model Iya Grigoryevna Ge (married Lady Abdi) was also in demand among fashion designers. She married a terribly rich aristocrat, who after the divorce left her a huge fortune and a 20-carat diamond. Lady Abdi inspired artists and poets. One of her portraits was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Russian top models of the 30s

11. A native of Slavyansk, Iya Ge (Lady Abdi) got her first job in Paris from the Callot sisters. Soon she captivated the whole of Paris and her aristocrat husband Robert Abdi. She was really glorified by her work with the famous Coco Chanel.

Russian top models of the 30s

12. Model Lyudmila Fedoseeva, Paris, 1937. She advertised the most striking models of dresses of that time.

Russian top models of the 30s

13. Lyudmila Fedoseeva's fame was brought by photographs of photographer Horst P. Horst, made especially for Vogue. However, they were never published in the magazine itself.

Russian top models of the 30s

14. Model Lyudmila Fedoseeva, Paris, late 30s.

Russian top models of the 30s

15. Lydia Zelenskaya, Paris, 1938. Our models decorated any outfit created by the couturier of that time. The Chanel fashion house gave them their dresses to go out and was advertised all over the world. Look at them. They are excellent!

Russian top models of the 30s

16. The model Mary Eristova, Paris, 1929.

Russian top models of the 30s

17. Anna Sten, Hollywood, 1932.

Russian top models of the 30s

18. Model Ekaterina Bobrikova, Paris, 1937.

Russian top models of the 30s

19. Model Thea Bobrikova, Paris, 1928.

Russian top models of the 30s

20. Model Lydia Zelenskaya, Paris, 1928.

Russian top models of the 30s

21. Model Natalie Paley, Paris, 1937.

Keywords: 20th | 30th | Archive | Models

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