'Russia's Dior' Slava Zaitsev to Present His Fashion Show in Prague

Prague Morning

Compared to Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent by the international press throughout his career, Slava Zaitsev is the ‘godfather’ of Russian fashion.

On November 11, beginning at 19:00, he will present his fashion show The Russian and SS2019 Spring-Summer 2019 at Forum Karlin.

Since 1965 Slava was the close friend with Pierre Cardin. His fashion shows were a kind of art, he was worshipped by the Soviet elite ladies, popular singers, and actors. Slava Zaitsev became “Red Dior” at the World Fashion Show in 1972 and since then was the most famous Russian fashion designer abroad. In 1974, Czech magazine “Kvety” named Slava Zaitsev among the leaders of world fashion in the row with Mademoiselle Chanel, Paul Poiret, and Christian Dior.

For now, name Slava Zaitsev means brand whose DNA is rooted in Russian national costume – bright, colorful, layered, and ornated. His models march on the podium performing flawless faces and spectacular outfits which are simultaneously genuine and chic. 

His works are kept in world museums

Not every fashion designer can boast that his or her collections have been shown at the Guggenheim Museum. The costumes created by Zaitsev have become museum exhibits themselves.

His outfits can also be found in the Metropolitan Museum and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Not only fashion

Few are aware of his work in painting. Nevertheless, some of his canvases are on display at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, as well as in places such as the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Modern Art Museum in Warsaw and numerous private collections. He has designed the costumes for some of the most successful performances in the most notable theatres of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Zaitsev is also the author of several poetry collections. He was also the first set up a young designers’ contest in Russia in 1994.

Famous Czech designer Beata Rajska whose clothes are highly acclaimed for its pure style and sartorial perfection will attend the show as a special honored guest. The glamorous and elegant fashion show will be accompanied by Bis-Quit Band who successfully performs varied genres from pop and Latina to rock and classics.

Tickets on www.megaevent.eu

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