10 January 2011

Ivan Terestchenko's "INTERIEURS COUTURE"


to have an artist such as Ivan Terestchenko sharing his work in the blogging community is something bloggers and readers of his own blog and mine should find extraordinary.

that he takes a bit of time to move amongst us enriches our own stories immeasurably. Ivan has an online gallery of photographs he has taken in the homes of famous couturiers over the past twenty years. Ivan says the photographs speak for themselves. He is right-each image does speak-each a portrait of the owner in a sense. I can see Chanel -I think -in stocking feet striding through her apartment. The papers and letters on the desk of Yves Saint Laurent  are left momentarily, awaiting his return. They are all portraits.

Ivan has been a great friend of this blog and consented to the first 'real' interview I did. He has given me the use of several of his works for various posts. His generosity to other bloggers is noted here as well- and that is somewhat rare too. I asked Ivan if I could share three of his photographs with friends of this blog.

As you know, I am always asking-"how they lived? how they decorated?" so it is alluring to peer into Ivan's "INTERIEURS COUTURE" and think which I might own-


Coco Chanel , rue Cambon, Paris

Twenty six Interieurs Couture have been selected by the artist: made up of  the rooms of CHANEL, Yves Saint Laurent, Courreges, PUCCI, Azzedine Alaia, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, the Missonis, Loulou de la Falaise, Hedi Slimane, Gilles Dufour and Kenzo. Each print, made in Piezography, the ultimate museum quality printing technique. Each is limited and signed and dated by Ivan & each photograph is 400 USDIvan is offering these portraits for a limited period of time & at this very special price during this time only.

A favorite? Remember Ivan's book chronicling the homes of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge in The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge? But honestly how could one forget?  Ivan has traveled at the request of the most prestigious publishers to photograph "how they live." His ability to capture the grandeur and the simple nature of what is home- is I think-unparalleled. He has that uncanny ability to look beyond the "Fixed."
A gift.
 Palazzo Pucci, Rome


Yves Saint Laurent, Chateau Gabriel, Deauville

Reproduction prohibited without the written consent of the photographer.

The Collection of  photographs are linked throughout the text in bold.
Ivan's website HERE.


  1. The gentleman knows I would, highly likely, not even have a blog if it were not for his encouragement - not that what one has as a result, is his fault. Terestchenko's real generosity, however, exceeds his consummate patience with the doubts and demands of others, and is obviously found in his own work. I'm not sure that it feels right to me, to possess a physical manifestation of it, but I quite agree that the present offerings are thrilling - for me, 1 or 2 from the Pucci palace, which he presents even more startlingly in monochrome than in his gorgeous colour work, and a salon structured by Hedi Slimane. Yet nobody can doubt, as he most gallantly does not doubt, either - his best work is before him, still uncollectible, still brilliant.

  2. The Yves Saint Laurent (25) is like a window into my soul. Incredible. Thanks to you and Ivan for sharing.


  3. I have already purchased two of his glorious prints - they are incredibly beautiful and insightful - I am so looking forward to receiving them. I am confident they will add immeasurably pleasure to each and every day.

  4. I find it interesting that black & white was chosen to represent these interiors. While I feel an opportunity was lost to give a more expressive presentation of the subjects, I respect the artist's right for his own interpretation.

  5. Fabulous post! I was not all that familiar with Ivan's work and now am most interested in following it!
    Thank you so much for such a wonderful introduction to an incredible artist!
    Jamie Herzlinger

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