A popular composer, honored art worker of the Russian Federation and simply, a charming woman, Laura Quint noted: “I cannot share the Glory of Zaitsev as an artist and as a person. I understand that a genius is not necessarily a good person, but it seems to me that Slava is a person of phenomenal kindness and generosity. The creativity of the artists is nourished by different aspects. Someone - vanity, but someone needs to prove something, it happens that some in creativity are fighting with their complexes … Creativity of Slava Zaitsev nourishes love for everything beautiful, for their loved ones, friends and love for other people's creativity! That's great rarity!
Slava recently attended the premiere of my musical drama I Am Edmond Dantes. He really liked it, and he wished to decorate his anniversary, which will take place on March 2, 2013 at Luzhniki, with the music from this performance. This is a huge score for me! This is an attitude towards someone else's talent. He doesn't need to prove anything to anyone, he just creates. I want to wish him many years of life and creativity!"
The world opera star, inimitable Lyubov Kazarnovskaya, also does not hide her feelings for the maestro: “Slava and I have a long-standing love, since 1990, when I bought a dress for Verdi's Requiem from him, which became my talisman. I sang in it at the Salzburg Festival, in America and many other places. It is still relevant today! Slava is very fond of classical music. We will do new projects with it. I will ask him to participate in the design of the stage and costumes. He has an exceptional taste, he is welded to the bone with music. For me, his work is an example of Haute Couture. He is a great educator, he is creative in everything. I want our love to last as long as possible!"
Garment designer Dmitry Dominov has an even greater experience of friendship with Vyacheslav Zaitsev: “Our friendship has lasted for over 30 years, since when we worked together at the Moscow Fashion House on Vernadsky Prospekt, which oversees the work of fashion ateliers. After leaving ODMO, he was accepted as an ordinary artist, but there was a prospect: then the Fashion House on Mira Avenue was being built with great difficulties. The Moscow City Council allowed to call it the Experimental Demonstration Enterprise with the highest prices. It was the first fashion house that anyone could come to. Since then, we have been constantly cooperating and helping each other. A large number of young people are surprised at the exhibition. Some representatives of glossy publications allowed themselves a disrespectful attitude towards Slava, and, suddenly, they are here! Zaitsev is sacred! Zaitsev is our everything!"
Tatyana Semendyaeva, director of the Grimoire headwear factory, who is a longtime associate of the master, was moved by the enormous attention to Vyacheslav Zaitsev: “Such exhibitions should be done right now. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich is worthy of such attention. It carries real Russian culture. The phenomenon of his talent is in the huge, Russian love for people, which gives such a crazy success! ".
Zhanna Yudina, fashion designer, student of Vyacheslav Zaitsev: “I would like to thank the organizers and sponsors of the exhibition, this event makes us very happy! Young people can learn a lot for themselves at the exhibition. I always recommend that my students study Zaitsev's work. How he combines different textures and colors in one ensemble! It is a high art to combine the incongruous. How he is not mistaken one iota, accurately dosing color and shape! Vyacheslav Mikhailovich accurately presents the image, it is in him from the theater. His shows are always intelligent, this is not a performance to attract attention, which many designers are keen on today. Attention to an exhibition is very important for an artist. It's great that the event is well covered in the media! Today, more than ever, the promotion of beauty and high art is needed!"
A professional assessment of the exhibition is given by Galina Fedoseyeva, Ph. D. in Economics, Associate Professor of the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, known in the fashion industry as Elena Wagner-Fedoseeva, where she is the Executive Director of the Guild of Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism: “I was impressed by the organization of the exhibition space. It successfully combines color blocks and light zones. I compare it to the Chanel show of theatrical costumes at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. There is a Western approach here: a well-thought-out exhibition space, separate zones, independent in aesthetic and artistic meaning, reflecting special directions in the work of Vyacheslav Zaitsev.
Exhibitions in museums are distinguished by the fact that the museum space draws attention to itself. Here at the Manege, a clear organization and structure is emphasized by the clothing models. I looked at the work of Vyacheslav Mikhailovich from the other side. This feeling of novelty amazed me! Young designers who have received Western education should be involved in organizing exhibitions. The manner of presentation is very important!
Beauty unites, and money divides. Beauty overwhelms and restores the inner world of a person. Vyacheslav Zaitsev has a great mission - the creation of beauty and the harmonization of society, tired of the surrounding vulgarity."
Slav Zaitsev news agency. Photo by MBFWR and Ivan Golov.