After a highly-anticipated and celebrated unveiling at the recently opened Russian Fashion Museum, Moscow, Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style makes its U.S. debut on September 16, 2010, at Phoenix Art Museum. Curated by Phoenix Art Museum Fashion Design curator Dennita Sewell, the exhibition features a collection of more than 60 garments and accessories from Sorokko’s extraordinary couture wardrobe.
Tatiana Sorokko was the first Russian model to achieve international success. Moving from Moscow to Paris in 1990, she walked the runways for major designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, Issey Miyake, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and Calvin Klein, among many others. For over a decade, Sorokko graced the covers and editorial pages of European and American magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Elle and Cosmopolitan. Her influence as an international style setter and taste maker extends well beyond the runway; Sorokko was named to the International Top 100 Best Dressed list by American Vogue in 2000 and the Best Dressed Women of All Time list by Harper’s Bazaar in 2007.