Valentin Yudashkin, Russian fashion designer
Valentin Yudashkin is a Soviet and Russian fashion designer, People’s Artist of Russia (2005).
He was born on October 14, 1963 in Moscow Region. In 1986 he graduated from the Moscow Industrial College.
In the 1980s he made clothes for Raisa Gorbacheva, the wife of the president of the USSR. He is the first post-Soviet designer who brought a contemporary Russian look to the international fashion world.
His designs have been exhibited in museums such as the Louvre Museum of Fashion in Paris, the California Museum of Fashion in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the State Historical Museum in Moscow and in other museums around the World.
Valentin is the only ever Russian designer to be honored with membership of the Syndicate of High Fashion in Paris. His first collection was created in 1987, and since then he has created more than 40 collections.
Since 2003 Valentin Yudashkin is a member of Camera Nazionale Della moda Italiana.
Valentin Yudashkin’s House of Fashion was opened in 1988. Today his collections comprise both haute couture and prêt-à-porter, and accessories, jewelry, porcelain and sunglasses complete the collection.
They say Konstantin Ernst and Valentin Yudashkin look alike (source: likeness.ru)
In 2010 he redesigned Russian military uniforms, creating 85 designs to dress all branches of the Russian Armed Forces.
Valentin is married to Marina Yudashkina (born in 1958), a top manager of the Yudashkin House. They have daughter Galina (born on December 22, 1990). She is a photographer. Galina’s husband is Peter Maksakov (grandson of actress Lyudmila Maksakova).
Some dresses created by Valentin