Larger Than Life Inflatable Space Suit Houses Fashion Show
Artists create an installation showcasing fantasies of the future and fashion inspired by the Soviet space program and Eastern science fiction.
Artists Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski, both Polish-born artists based in New York, have created a large installation in the form of a space suit, which is a replica of the garment worn by the first woman in space, the Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova.
The installation is called Mother Earth Sister Moon and it houses a fashion and design showcase featuring pieces that present an exploratory storyboard of how the future was imagined during the Communist regime of the former Soviet Union. The fashion and design showcase also reflects inspiration from the Soviet space program and science fiction films and literature of the period.