One of the hats I created as a part of "Moskovita" collection is this unique "Faberge" hat. I will also be presenting this hat during the Russian Nobility Ball here in New York, in May. As I have mentioned before, "Moskovita" is inspired by the history of the House of Romanoffs and Faberge is a big part of it.
The most famous eggs produced by the Faberge were made for Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia.These are referred to as the "Imperial Faberge" eggs. 50 Imperial Eggs have been created and only 42 survived. Additional two eggs, The Constellation and Karelian Birch eggs, were planned for 1918 but never delivered because of the Revolution of 1917. shortly after which Nicholas and his Family were assassinated.
Each Faberge Imperial was crafted out of precious metals or hard stones decorated with combinations of enamel and gem stones. "The Imperial Faberge" egg has become a symbol of luxury, and the eggs are regarded as masterpieces of the jeweler's art. Last Thursday evening I have presented "The Imperial Faberge" hat along with two other new designs at T43 Gallery in Manhattan. It instantly became one of every one's favorite.It was one of the most challenging, difficult and wonderful hats I have ever worked with. The veil was also created by me and embroidered with sequins by my sister Polina. Month in planning, several weeks in production - I loved every single minute!
The final result was an effort on my phenomenal team: my brilliant photographer Ed Hafizov, my fantastic make up artist Lucia Fabiola of Lfs Artistry, my beautiful models, Vera, Anastasia and Elmira. Tahnk you, guys, for your continuous support and your genuine effort. :-)