A visual development of Madame Lebedeva from the 'Deathless' by Catherynne M. Valente
An unorthodox side view is due to her having a cameo with her ‘perfect profile of herself’. The broad variety of fashion influences was toyed with, like the ones from the 17th and the 20th century. Among others, Anna Pavlova’s ‘swan’ costume was a great source of inspiration. The red line was to make it recognisably Russian, but whimsical, as might have been seen by a foreigner, visiting a land before unknown, and trying to report the impressions back home.