Russian fashion icon and artist Sasha Pivovarova

Russian fashion icon and artist Sasha Pivovarova was born in Moscow in 1985. Since childhood, she dreamed only about how to draw and this dream was actively supported by her parents. With her mother they visited all the museums and exhibitions of Moscow, and in one of her interviews Alexandra Pivovarova said, “I was playing with pencils while the other girls were playing with dolls.” After school Sasha entered Russian State University for the Humanities, specializing in art history. The University was founded in 1908, by the Russian patron of the arts, Alfons Shanyavsky. Although Sasha had to leave the institute, she continues to paint. Sasha travels a lot, visiting the best museums in the world and drawing studios. She draws everywhere: on paper, napkins, notebooks and pieces of paper and with all that she has: pencil, charcoal, even coffee or wine.

It was here that she met artist and photographer Igor Vishnyakov and married him. In 2005 Ivan sent her photos to the New York modeling agency IMG, and after 2 weeks Sasha has opened Prada show in Milan.

The face of brands

Audacious and simultaneously gentle face of Russian model some years ago struck Miuccia Prada so much that she made Sasha a star of its advertising campaign. For several seasons, she is the face of cosmetics Giorgio Armani, of Olay and Tiffany. Participated in shows at home Gucci, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Valentino, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Miu Miu, Hermes, Kenzo, Viktor & Rolf, Dolce & Gabanna, Balenciaga, Zac Pozen, Fendi and Yohji Yamamoto. Pivovarova appeared on the covers Russian, British, Australian, Italian, French and Japanese Vogue. In 2008, Sasha Pivovarova became the face of September Pirelli calendar called “Pearl of the East”.

Despite its impressive portfolio Sasha remained the same as she was – a modest, sincere and natural. Sasha Pivovarova lives in New York, where she has an art studio. She exhibited her paintings in a gallery in Paris, and in Mansion Grand, New York. Her artworks were featured in French Vogue.

In May 2012, Sasha gave birth to their daughter – Mia Isis

Painting by Sasha Pivovarova