Recently, the ex-host of the Fashion Sentence show, Alexander Vasiliev, made a scandal at the Kazan airport because he was not allowed on board with prohibited items. In Russia, women who dream of getting married bring him money, and he spends it on antiques in the West.
Immediately after the scandal broke out, Alexander Vasilyev’s assistant stated that, they say, his boss was set up by the press service of the self-government, they say, they themselves wrote and published without agreeing on this text, but the full text of Vasilyev’s statement is still available on the official website of the Lithuanian municipality.
Vasiliev himself believes that he can live in any country. However, he is in great demand in Russia, where he advises wealthy women on how to dress up and look presentable in order to get married.
Its leader is Latvian citizen Edgar Malin. Theater and film actors are well known to Russian art lovers. In recent years, he almost never leaves Moscow, where he works at the Bolshoi Theater, and also conducts scriptwriting courses for aspiring actors and television and radio hosts.
In Lithuania, Vasilyev also owns a family mansion: the building built in 1912 allegedly belonged to his grandfather. A few years ago, the showman boasted that his family had been living here for over a hundred years. In Soviet times, the house belonged to other people, but one day the TV presenter bought it.
Here, Vasiliev carried out a complete restoration at his own expense, and after that, the main attractions of the two-story ten-room mansion were an old library, a stove, a nineteenth-century bath and a garden. Recently, he owns the estate on shares with his cousins and sisters.
Life found that in France Vasiliev usually indicates a Parisian address: FRA Paris Bd. Lefebvre. Boulevard Lefebvre, one of several so-called boulevards of the Marshals, along which the border of Paris passed in the 19th century. Now it is a cozy green place where an 8-storey building is located, in which there are only 21 apartments. The cost per square meter in this house, according to Parisian realtors, ranges from 9 to 11 thousand euros. Perhaps this is where the French citizen, Monsieur Alexandre Vassiliev, lives.
The Parisian apartment, in addition to being Vasiliev’s place of residence in the French capital, also has the function of storing antiques, which he buys in large quantities around the world: chandeliers, candlesticks, paintings in gilded frames, silver goblets, a mahogany bed, oak table.
“I have a lot of paintings, two thousand paintings of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I can buy cheap. I have a gift to bring down the price, to explain to people that this is nonsense. I am not a millionaire, I am Vasiliev, – the fashion historian once commented on his wealth.
To the questions of Vasiliev’s subscribers about why he needed “this apartment”, the man replied that he had bought a home for investment purposes. Perhaps one day a part of the collection of paintings and antiques will also move there.
In the Russian Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Alexander Vasilyev is registered as an individual entrepreneur with activities in the production of films and videos, radio and television programs, performing arts and recreation and entertainment. As an artist, Vasiliev received government contracts for the production of props for various productions, and this was not without oddities.
In 2018, the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater ordered Vasilyev to develop and transfer to the theater a costume project for one of the performances for only 110 thousand rubles. The tender documents are not available on the public procurement website, but in December of that year the press wrote that the maestro provided the theater with 500 authentic outfits and accessories, which, in his own words, he found in different countries. Thus, for each suit, the Moscow Art Theater paid Vasiliev … 220 rubles ?!
In addition to IP, the showman is listed as the owner of the company LOVE (“Lilies of Alexander Vasiliev”). Its main activity is photography, but the company is engaged in almost everything: from bars and restaurants to the antiques trade, publishing and advertising business and travel agencies.
Over the past year, LAV brought a record revenue for the entire time of its existence: 26 million rubles. Prior to that, it did not reach 10 million. By the way, one of its projects – “Artistocracy” – as its authors indicate on the project page in social networks, is being implemented with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Prior to his demarche in the spring of 2022, Alexander Vasilyev made good money working as the host of the Fashion Sentence TV show. After his antics in the Visaginas self-government, the program was closed. Nevertheless, it is possible to at least roughly imagine his earnings: the program was made by a famous company whose revenue in 2022 exceeded 4 billion rubles.
In the absence of television, Vasiliev’s business seems to be going so-so. Recently, on his Instagram *, he sells online courses on developing the skill of dressing fashionably, and also does not disdain advertising from various kinds of customers.
*Part of Meta, a designated extremist organization.