Igor Chapurin

  • Chapurin showed his first “To Russia With Love” collection in 1995.
  • From 1996to 1998, he was invited by Duchess Irene Galitzine to rework the first line of the Galitzine House in Milan.
  • As an official member of the Russian Haute Couture Association, Chapurin twice won, in 1999 and 2003, The Golden Mannequin.
  • Chapurin became a brand and the Chapurin Fashion House was born.
  • He also designs costumes for theatre plays!
  • Chapurin is now producing the first commercial jewelry line in collaboration with the Russian Smolensk Diamonds Group.
  • For the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Chapurin created the outfits for Alina Kabaeva and Irina Tchastchina, world champions in gymnastics.
  • In September 2005, he was awarded by GQ Russia the “Man of the Year” prize, as Best Designer of the Year.
  • On October 2, 2005, Chapurin’s first Paris prêt-a-porter show took place and heshowed his Spring-Summer 2006 collection.
  • In December 2005, he started hisline of skinwear, Chapurinrg.

Source: The New York Times

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