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Princess in progress: designer Kira Plastinina

Kira Plastinina
Unlike the sorority of “it” girls before her, who seemed to pop into the spotlight fully formed, fashion designer Kira Plastinina is a phenom in progress.

Teen designer Kira Plastinina backstage at her Fall 2008 show during Moscow Fashion Week. The fashion show was held at the Gostinyy Dvor Trade Center.

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Kira Plastinina
Plastinina’s first U.S. store opened in New York last week. Five more are on the way this month in Los Angeles, including a Robertson Boulevard location opening May 16.

On Robertson in Kira Plastinina. Yellow tank with black studded heart, $24. Dark denim miniskirt, $34. Cobalt blue handbag with tortoise shell handle, $48.

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Kira Plastinina
Kira Plastinina clothes, with an average $48 price point, are fast fashion moving from East to West, targeting teens who live their lives online, where image is reality more so even than in Hollywood, and cultural and international borders are nonexistent.

Lime green dress with sequined circles, $68.

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• Superhero style at Metropolitan Museum
• Miu Miu boutique is back — in Beverly Hills
• Cars and couture
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Kira Plastinina
In the U.S., the goal is 50 Kira Plastinina stores in the next three years, and eventually 250. New York Fashion Week is also in the designer’s sights.

Silver polka-dot dress, $38.

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• Superhero style at Metropolitan Museum
• Miu Miu boutique is back — in Beverly Hills
• Cars and couture
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Kira Plastinina
At Kira Plastinina’s Moscow Fashion Week show, March 2008: An extreme puffer coat from the Fall 2008 collection.

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• Superhero style at Metropolitan Museum
• Miu Miu boutique is back — in Beverly Hills
• Cars and couture
 (SERGEI ILNITSKY / EPA)
Kira Plastinina
At Kira Plastinina’s Moscow Fashion Week show, March 2008: A printed T-shirt dress from her Fall 2008 collection.

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• Kira Plastinina: From Russia with style

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• Superhero style at Metropolitan Museum
• Miu Miu boutique is back — in Beverly Hills
• Cars and couture
 (SERGEI ILNITSKY / EPA)
Kira Plastinina
At Kira Plastinina’s Moscow Fashion Week show, March 2008: A white fur vest with black belt and black-and-white graphic tights.

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• Kira Plastinina: From Russia with style

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• Superhero style at Metropolitan Museum
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• Cars and couture
 (Kira Plastinina)
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