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Chechnya's First Lady Stages Grozny Fashion Show

A fashion show was held in the Chechen capital, Grozny, on November 1 to show off the latest creations from the Firdaws fashion house, founded in 2009 by Medni Kadyrova, the wife of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Kadyrova has said the goal of Firdaws, which means "paradise" or "heavenly gardens" in Arabic, is to "conquer the world of Middle East fashion" by creating clothes that are both beautiful and modern but which also adhere to traditional Islamic dress codes. In addition to Grozny, Firdaws has held fashion shows in Dubai and hopes to do the same in Saudi Arabia. (10 PHOTOS)

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