On May 28, 2009, under the patronage of the Moscow House of Fashion Vyacheslav Zaitsev and with the support of Russian Fashion Week and the Artefact agency, the XVI Competition of Professional Fashion Designers named after V.I. N. Lamanova.
Traditional competition "World of Art" named after Nadezhda Lamanova was dedicated to the centenary of the famous Russian Seasons in Paris. Its inspirer and curator Vyacheslav Zaitsev could not ignore such a significant event for the creative intelligentsia of Russia. He turned to his colleagues with the wish to mark him with the creation of collections on the theme of memories of Bakst, Benoit, Golovin, Natalia Goncharova, Larionov and other magnificent theater artists of the era of the triumphs of the legendary Diaghilev seasons.
Delightful collections of talented contemporary fashion designers were presented to the discerning jury. The best work, awarded the Grand Prix of the XVI Competition. The collection "Delphos" by Gataullina Yana (Moscow) was recognized by N. Lamanova. Its creation was influenced by such outstanding personalities as Paul Poiret, Mariano Forteny, Gabrielle Chanel and, of course, Sergei Diaghilev, whose indomitable creative energy for almost 20 years had a powerful impact on everyone who lived and worked during the famous Russian Seasons. The first place in the competition was taken by Verkholamova Inna (Engels) and her collection "Attraction". The second place went to Irina Novikova (Gagarin) and the collection "Entreprise". The third place was shared between Anna Bessonova (Moscow) with the Rainbow Maya collection and Nadezhda Maltseva (Tomsk) with the Cold Fire collection.
This year the competition of professional fashion designers named after N. Lamanova was supported by the Artefact agency and the largest Fashion Week in Eastern Europe, Russian Fashion Week. As part of this cooperation, the winner of the competition, Grand Prix winner Yana Gataullina, will have a unique opportunity to take part in the Russian Fashion Week and demonstrate her new interesting work to the world fashion community.