Slava Zaitsev Archive

'Russia's Dior' Slava Zaitsev on his Mass Market Ambitions

MOSCOW, Russia — At 78, fashion designer Slava Zaitsev may look frail and complain that he has left his cane at home but he still makes two new collections every year, one of which premieres Thursday at Russian Fashion Week. The son of a laundress, Zaitsev grew up in a communal apartment in the Soviet Union, where fashion was officially outlawed. “It was a bourgeois …