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Fired because Russian? Irina Sheik did not take part in any show of the Paris Fashion Week

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Irina Sheik.

Irina Sheik.

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Irina Sheik is one of the most popular supermodels on the planet. Last year, no Fashion Week was complete without her participation. The Russian beauty paraded on the catwalks of Paris, London, Milan and New York, showing outfits from the new collections of many fashion houses – from Versace to Burberry. This year also started very successfully for Irina. In February, she shone at New York Fashion Week: along with supermodels Bella and Gigi Hadid Shake, she became the main star of the Michael Kors show. And then flew to London, where she shone at the catwalk of several British designers. However, at the Paris Fashion Week, which has been going on for the tenth day, Irina, apparently, was blacklisted. The model did not take part in any show. Fans suspect that the model was “asked” from the catwalk because she is Russian.

The grounds for such suspicions are quite strong. The day before, designer Valentin Yudashkin was suspended from participating in the Paris Fashion Week. The Russian couturier learned that his fashion show had been banned just a day before the show, for which he and his staff had been preparing for a whole year. It is possible that the 36-year-old native of Emanzhelinsk was also banned.

In February of this year, Irina appeared on the catwalk at the Michael Kors fashion show at New York Fashion Week.

In February of this year, Irina appeared on the catwalk at the Michael Kors fashion show at New York Fashion Week.

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Irina has been living in New York for a long time and has been cooperating with Western companies for more than a decade. But who cares? One after another, Western brands are closing their stores in Russia, and the fashion industry is happy to pick up a new trend “down with the Russians.” It seems that the degree of Russophobia has reached such a height that if you are at least three times a beauty and a world-class star, your nationality will be remembered even on the catwalk.

It is possible that Irina herself chose to go into the shadows, seeing what negativity the Russians are now causing in the West, and refused to participate in the shows. Even so, this decision was probably not easy for her. And, probably, today’s mood in the world of fashion will negatively affect her further career.

Irina does not comment on her absence at the Paris Fashion Week, does not get in touch with fans on social networks and does not make new posts on Instagram. Recently, paparazzi photographed her in Los Angeles near the house of her ex-boyfriend – Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper. Irina came into the house with a suitcase in her hands. Fans hope that the model decided to reunite with the father of her daughter Leah and moved in with him.

Irina at the Versace show last fall at Milan Fashion Week.

Irina at the Versace show last fall at Milan Fashion Week.

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Earlier, the head of the Haute Couture Federation Ralph Toledano announced that Russian fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin was suspended from participating in the Paris Fashion Week because of his position. Unlike other participants in the demonstrations, Yudashkin did not condemn the situation in Ukraine.

“If he had doubts about the situation in Ukraine, it would be difficult to remove him from the program,” Toledano said.

Valentin Yudashkin paused after the news of the ban on his catwalk and did not comment on what was happening for several hours. But then he made a statement for the fans.

“Dear friends!” Today, the Valentin Yudashkin brand was officially excluded from the calendar of Paris Fashion Week shows this season. The Haute Couture Federation received a call from a representative of the brand in Paris, where it was said that the President of the Federation, Ralph Toledano, was forced to cancel Valentin Yudashkin’s show due to heavy pressure and negative comments from the media towards the Fashion Federation. Valentin Yudashkin Fashion House has been preparing a new collection for a whole year, investing energy and soul in each new image. The online broadcast of the fashion show will take place on March 8 at 13:30 Moscow time on the official YouTube channel, as well as on the brand’s social networks, – wrote Valentin Yudashkin. – If you want to join the broadcast and see the new collection, we will be glad to see you online!

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