The Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation was established in November 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This unique institution has as it’s mission the preservation of the extraordinary collection of its founder and the continuation of his work.

Since 2001, a temporary exhibition from Alexandre Vassiliev’s private collection has been presented in the Museum of Applied Arts and Design in Vilnius, Lithuania. Subsequently, the private collection has been transformed into a Foundation in order to continue its partnership with the Lithuanian National Museum. Nowadays, the Museum of Applied Arts and Design remains the primary place of conservation for Alexandre Vassiliev’s treasures. It’s also the first and the most important semi-private museum of fashion in Eastern Europe.

After that, the Foundation created and developed other regular partnerships with the Fashion museum of Riga in Latvia, the Schloss Fall Museum in Keila-Joa in Estonia, and since 2017 the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation also contributes culturally through its dissemination of fashion exhibitions generating more than twenty annual exhibitions worldwide! Starting from 1983 year there were held approximately over 200 exhibitions in the world.