Zaitsev Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (born in 1938) - People's artist of Russia, Acting member of the Russian Academy of arts, fashion designer, theater and film artist, graphic artist, Professor Vyacheslav Zaitsev is the leader of modern Russian fashion and the founder of the fashion industry in our country.

  Zaitsev is the first Russian couturier to receive worldwide recognition. He was the first Soviet and Russian fashion designer to open his own Fashion House, to release his own perfume, to create a professional fashion Theater. Throughout his life, designer Zaitsev remains faithful to the traditional Russian costume and demonstrates the beauty of folk motifs in clothes outside of Russia. The author of costumes for theatrical performances, he worked in the cinema, including the costumes for the films "The Magician", "Nameless Star". He is the author of easel paintings and graphic compositions (pastel, pencil, felt-tip pen, computer technologies).The first Russian couturier, recognized in Europe, America and Asia, and the only Russian couturier, who has won the competition " Five best designers in the world»


Main works:
Among the main works in the field of modeling clothes:
Collections "Russian series" (1968), costumes based on Ivanovo's calico (1976), costumes for Soviet athletes participating in the Moscow Olympic Games (1980), "1000th anniversary of the baptism of Russia" (1988), "Russian seasons in Paris ”(1988),“ Agony of Perestroika ”(1991),“ Dreams ”(1994),“ Memories of the Future ”(1994),“ Leafing Through Memory Pages ”(1998),“ Reflection ”(2001). ), “Nostalgia for the times gone” (2004), “Secrets of temptation” (2005), “Fantasmagoria” (2006), “Russia is dedicated” (2007), “Origins” (2008), “Associations” (2012), “Nostalgia” (2013)

Medal "For Labor Valor", Order "Badge of Honor", State Prize of the Russian Federation, Order of Merit for the Fatherland, IV degree,  Prize of the President of the Russian Federation, Culture Prize of the Russian Federation Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of education, Professional awards in the field of fashion design: "Golden Mannequin", "Ovation" (1995), "For services in the development of design", "For outstanding achievements in fashion" and others.

Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts,  Order "For service to art", Medal dedicated to I.I. Shuvalov

Collection " Origins"

From the collection of V. Zaitsev, dedicated to the" Russian seasons " S. Diaghilev

Collection " Origins"



at the Russian Academy of Arts

Exhibition of V. Zaitsev at the Hermitage