Soviet and Russian fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin died at the age of 59. His wife informed the first channel about this.
In recent years, Yudashkin struggled with a serious illness. In 2016, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer.
Valentin Yudashkin was born on October 14, 1963 in the village of Bakovka, Moscow region. In 1986, he graduated from the Moscow Industrial Technical School. Five years later, Yudashkin's first "Faberge" collection, consisting of 150 models, was presented in Paris at Haute Couture Week.
In 1994 and 1996, Yudashkin designed costumes for the Russian Olympic team before the Games in Lillehammer and Atlanta. In 2008, he participated in the development of uniforms for Russian military personnel.
He was Putin's confidant in the presidential elections.
On March 6, 2022, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Yudashkina was banned from showing her models at Paris Fashion Week.
Yudashkin was awarded the title of People's Artist of Russia, Honored Artist of Russia, the fashion designer was awarded the Order of Honor and the Order "For Merit to the Motherland" III degree.
On April 30, it became known about the death of Soviet and Russian fashion designer Vyacheslav Zaitsev. Yudashkin then expressed sympathy, telling how he studied with Zaitsev.
Vyacheslav Zaitsev said about Yudashkin on Radio Svoboda in October 2003: "He is a wonderful artist, he leads his very clear line, very correctly, professionally, competently, makes great progress in the field of couture. It comes from a great love for a person, first of all. I know him, he started with me after completing his studies, and for the first two years he worked for me in practice, so I feel sympathy for him as a very kind, sweet, warm person, a person who always sought knowledge. And then our paths diverged, he began to engage in pure art, on the one hand, then commerce already began - another facet of creativity, more complex, richer, which requires more attention and such an endless bustle in fashion. Therefore, of course, a person lives very tensely, desperately, not feeling sorry for himself. I think that Valya is a great man, he has achieved everything that anyone in Russia could wish for."