The house of Slava Zaitsev was founded by Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Zaitsev known as Slava Zaitsev in Russia. He is a Russian fashion designer, painter, graphic artist and theatrical costume designer. His design is influenced by traditional Russian and Slavic styles. In 1952 he enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Arts at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Ivanovo to acquire a diploma of a textile artist. He moved to Moscow in 1956, and enrolled in the Moscow Textile Institute where he acquired a diploma in painting and designing. Zaitsev was one of the dominant figures in haute couture during the Soviet regime and was often compared with the most appreciated Western designers.