An Inclusive Litany

2/26/02

The London Daily Telegraph describes a fashion show featuring the works of Natasha and Tamara Surguladze:
Graphic prints were based on original propaganda motifs from the "industrial art" movement championed by Lenin and Trotsky. Others featured the Cyrillic letters CCCP, which represented the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Sweeping cloaks and knitted sweaters in "Red Square red" were emblazoned with the symbol of the Russian revolution, the hammer and sickle, while glittering Russian stars clasped the edges of jackets and dresses... The "Mother Russia" theme was reflected in the invitations, based on the old USSR passports... and in the music, a garage mix of Shostakovich, Red Army chants and folk songs, overlaid with Led Zeppelin.

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