Medieval heritage site in Provence is preparing to host an unprecedented event. International festival “Russian Culture Days at Pierre Cardin’s” will take place July 6-8 on the grounds of Pierre Cardin’s estate in historic Lacoste, France. DEPESHA is proud to join the festival as official media sponsor, and the first international fashion platform, alongside MTV, Radio Mayak, ITAR TASS and others.
The Russian Imperial Brass Orchestra will open the festival. The full program includes exhibitions, concerts and film screenings, craft fair (with support from SHADI, a company behind the unique fish skin and scales processing technique), workshops and roundtables, traditional Russian folkfest Kupala Day (Nativity of St. John the Baptist), The Imperial Ball for the 400th Anniversary of the Romanov Family, culminating with a gala dinner in honor of the Couturier’s anniversary. In addition to several fashion shows, the winners of the special designer competition “Chance” will be announced. A jury panel co-chaired by longtime friends-designers Pierre Cardin and Slava Zaitsev includes Simon Ungless, Director of Graduate School of Fashion and Ian Mackintosh Director of Public Relations of Graduate School of Fashion, both at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Ms. Yaffa Assouline, Publisher of Luxury Culture, Stephan Rabimov, publisher and editor-in-chief of DEPESHA, among other fashion industry experts.
“France and Russia have a long prolific history of cultural exchange. Fashion has always been a part of that vibrant conversation. Pierre Cardin as a person and brand personifies the power of fashion to be the medium of social change. He was the first international designer to open production in the Soviet Union. His philosophy helped bring down the Iron Curtain. We are thrilled to be a part of this tribute to his trailblazing spirit!” says Stephan Rabimov.
“The name Pierre Cardin is synonymous with success. His is a unique blend of talents in design and business. For aspiring Russian designers participation in this competition and a chance to encounter this genius in person would serve as a good school and a launch pad. Media support of the professional team at DEPESHA with its wide audience will not let their own success go unnoticed,” commented the festival producer Alla Docenko.
French and Russian businesspeople, politicians, diplomats, celebrities from the world of sports, arts and sciences, cultural dignitaries, and members of the noble families will be in attendance at the festival. Russian and French cadets will share the Imperial Ball dance floor with the audience. Pierre Cardin representative in Russia, Madame Galina de Buard, invites you to join good company in Lacoste: “Among those who began their careers here are Dali, Picasso, Baldaccini. This place inspires and supports creativity. We regularly see talented youth from Russia: musicians, designers, artists. The French audience is enthusiastic about their success!”
To learn more about the festival and find out how you can participate, please, visit www.chancefr.ru.