Prada Book event, Moscow
Regular visitors to Moscow will know that the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture -- a hulking former bus depot designed in the late 1920s by constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov -- is always reliable for an entertaining tour of Moscow’s emerging arts scene and contemporary culture.
And now, all the more so. After a surrealistic tour of Carsten Höller’s psychedelic, engorged mushrooms, and Mark Rothko’s first Moscow outing, we suggest you drop into the Garage Shop.
For the next three days only, Prada has commandeered the entire space, transforming it into a faux antique library whose most precious edition is, no surprises here, the Prada Book.
Published last year, the hefty 708-page tome meticulously documents the venerable fashion house’s three decade long, groundbreaking dalliances in architecture, film, art and, of course, fashion. The book’s current showing in Moscow follows high profile events staged over the past year at Prada epicentres in London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York.
Visitors to the ’library’ will be treated to a wraparound sensorial experience courtesy of bespoke wallpaper printed with bookshelves crammed with books, Chesterfield sofas and furniture made of books.
We guess that’s what they call a page turner.