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January 9, 1989 | DIANNE RINEHART, Rinehart is a free-lance writer living in Moscow. and
It's 14 degrees and snowing. But at one of Moscow's new cooperative clothing markets, business is booming. Muffled against the cold, vendors shout promotions for their paltry offerings while others mingle more discreetly with the crowd, hawking French perfume or other black-market items. Despite the cold weather, high prices and skimpy inventory, shoppers at this sprawling collection of stands consider themselves lucky.
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January 9, 1989 | DIANNE RINEHART, Rinehart is a free-lance writer living in Moscow. and
It's 14 degrees and snowing. But at one of Moscow's new cooperative clothing markets, business is booming. Muffled against the cold, vendors shout promotions for their paltry offerings while others mingle more discreetly with the crowd, hawking French perfume or other black-market items. Despite the cold weather, high prices and skimpy inventory, shoppers at this sprawling collection of stands consider themselves lucky.
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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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October 29, 1987 | TIMOTHY HAWKINS
It wasn't exactly the revolution of 1917, but the general feeling was that the Soviet Union was about to reject the old order and bring in a new regime--in fashion terms, that is. Viyacheslav Zaitsev, who is Raisa Gorbachev's favorite designer, was introducing his collection of day and evening wear for the first time in the United States to a group of American press and buyers gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria.
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January 1, 1988 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, Times Staff Writer
How did 1987 shape up? Let us count the ways. Hemlines rose on designer runways, but it took almost a year for women over 18 to buy the idea. Among notable mature knees in the vanguard were those of feminist Gloria Steinem. Auctions made headlines. The late Duchess of Windsor's jewels were sold by Sotheby's in Geneva, bringing a record $50,281,887 and setting off a wave of costume jewelry copies.
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June 3, 1988 | NIKKI FINKE, Times Staff Writer
Look at a group of women walking around Moscow these days and, besides their drawstring bags and sensible shoes, chances are good that they will be wearing the Soviet Union's newest fashion. It's "Raisa Red," the shade of the Soviet first lady's hair color. Appearing softer and lighter in person than it does on television and in newsmagazine photos, Mrs. Gorbachev's coppery gold coif is the height of fashion here.
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March 25, 1988 | MARY ROURKE, Times Staff Writer
It was supposed to be the season Moscow stormed Manhattan: Viyacheslav (Slava) Zaitsev, the favorite Soviet designer of Raisa Gorbachev, wife of Soviet leader Mikail Gorbachev, took his massive couture collection to New York last fall and dropped it on the U.S. fashion industry. But it turned out to be a bummer. Not one item in Zaitsev's show was purchased by one American store buyer. Make a Comeback Since then, the designer has been gearing up to make a comeback.
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