Moscow High Society — the Story INSTITUTE

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Fashion designer Anastasia Romantsova (right) hosts VIP clients, Daria Romanenllo, Veronika Solovyanova and her daughter Lea, at the A La Russe boutique, where they serve a Russian traditional meal in the tradition of Tolstoy era ladies’ boutiques.

As Western capitalism entrenches and matures within a new generation of Moscow wealth, the economic divide grows, and the elite define themselves by gilding their modern miens with the traditions of a bygone aristocracy and an aspiration to history and class, whether purchased, adopted, or inherited