12 Russian Fashion Models in the West

Russian Fashion Models in the West

Posted on July 14, 2009 by


Fashion historian Alexander Vasyliev believes that the model profession was invented by Russian emigrants, who were the first who said, “We’ll do it all the time and for money!” In Russia the word combination “a fashion model” became the synonym for “the standard of beauty” ages and ages ago, and it has always been an admiration for all foreigners. Let’s take a look at the list of Russian fashion models abroad, modern ones and those who became fashion stars back in the early 20-ies of the 20-th century.


Noble people of the Russian Empire had to emigrate from their country after the October Revolution. Most of them, who survived in political reshuffle, were ready to go wherever it was possible, but the majority of the former elite was trying to get a visa to France. Those who had servants before now turned into dishwashers and tailors or even started to work in plants, so, of course, the prettiest women preferred to become photo models or demonstrate newly made clothes rather than to be at the very bottom of the ladder.



12 Responses to “Russian Fashion Models in the West”

  1. zzz says:

    nice pics

  2. tor vigodat says:

    ther ar is the a much intoresting foto piktors on the a english russia computor site yes much things ands stuf in russia yes

  3. FaiMaster says:

    That first pic made me think these were the back of playing cards.

  4. Mitts says:

    The Kremlin’s Most Beautiful Weapon – http://www.mnweekly.ru/feature/20071004/55280462.html

  5. pimp says:

    Now I know why Russian men drink a lot because all the beautiful Russian girls are living in the West, and only the ugly ones live in Russia.

  6. The Cyber Tsar says:

    Re: Photo #7

    Well……. that photo seems to suggest to me that the woman in front (a model?) is not happy with what the evil Tatyana Samoilova is intending for her prey, another unlucky “model.”

    I guess that Tatia heard that all “Red Snapper” tastes same Caviar?

    A pity really… biatch…

  7. Jacob says:

    What about the Russian porn stars that work in the West? It would be nice to have a featured article about them and at least a few SFW pictures.

    • TANCOS says:

      I think it is very unfair to show only negative things about Russia, There are many positive matters, arts, literatures and customs there, what the (so called) Civilized West could and should learn from Russians

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