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Russian Fashion week starts in Moscow with Castelbajac and Slava Zaitsev

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rfwThe premier fashion showcase in Moscow, Russian Fashion Week (“RFW”) launches its 18th season in Congress Hall of renowned World Trade Center on March 29th. As the biggest fashion event in Eastern Europe, RFW will feature 50 collections of the best Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian designers along with some of the best names in French, Italian and Spanish fashion.

One of Russia’s most honored fashion designers, Slava Zaitsev, will open RFW with his haute couture collection dedicated to the 100-year anniversary of Dyagilev’s Seasons in Paris. Sergey Dyagilev was the world-famous ballet impresario and founder of Ballets Russes which conquered Paris at the beginning of the 20th century. Slava Zaitsev is a true Soviet/Russian fashion legend, dubbed the Red Dior by the international media due to his faerie collections that so often punctured the Iron Curtain that once separated the Soviet Union from the western world. Slava started his career in the 1960s and still makes fashion headlines and is currently a host on the highly rated fashion television program Fashion Verdict. “Slava Zaitsev is over 70, but he works harder than youngsters”, says Alexander Shumsky, President of Russian Fashion Week. “Dozens of renowned Russian designers came through his Fashion Lab, the best fashion school in Russia. We are proud to have his anniversary collection for the RFW opening.”

Russian Fashion Week

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