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February 23, 1990 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 20 years of importing street fashions from the far corners of the Earth, New York merchant Harvey Russack feared he was running out of new resources. But that was before glasnost paved the way to comrade chic. Now Russack, chairman of Unique Clothing Warehouse, is supplying his four East Coast stores--and department store accounts across the country--with such unlikely fashion statements as genuine Soviet prison uniforms, accessorized with floral scarfs from the Ukraine.
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July 20, 1990 | CLAUDE DELOFFRE, Paris-based DeLoffre is an editor for City magazine.
In 1985, when Paris designer Thierry Mugler met Slava Zaitsev, favorite designer of Soviet First Lady Raisa Gorbachev and creator of Moscow police uniforms, it was the beginning of a great adventure. He photographed Zaitsev's collection in Moscow for Paris Match magazine and has since returned to the Soviet Union for other photo assignments. This season the flamboyant Parisian was invited back, to show his fall '90 ready-to-wear collection and organize the first "U.S.S.R. '90 Supermodel Contest."
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July 20, 1990 | CLAUDE DELOFFRE, Paris-based DeLoffre is an editor for City magazine.
In 1985, when Paris designer Thierry Mugler met Slava Zaitsev, favorite designer of Soviet First Lady Raisa Gorbachev and creator of Moscow police uniforms, it was the beginning of a great adventure. He photographed Zaitsev's collection in Moscow for Paris Match magazine and has since returned to the Soviet Union for other photo assignments. This season the flamboyant Parisian was invited back, to show his fall '90 ready-to-wear collection and organize the first "U.S.S.R. '90 Supermodel Contest."
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February 23, 1990 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 20 years of importing street fashions from the far corners of the Earth, New York merchant Harvey Russack feared he was running out of new resources. But that was before glasnost paved the way to comrade chic. Now Russack, chairman of Unique Clothing Warehouse, is supplying his four East Coast stores--and department store accounts across the country--with such unlikely fashion statements as genuine Soviet prison uniforms, accessorized with floral scarfs from the Ukraine.
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October 27, 1987 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, Times Staff Writer
One day before he was to present his first collection in this country, Raisa Gorbachev's favorite fashion designer said here Monday that fashion "is really the calling card of its time."
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October 27, 1987 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, Times Staff Writer
One day before he was to present his first collection in this country, Raisa Gorbachev's favorite fashion designer said here Monday that fashion "is really the calling card of its time."
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