Paris (AFP)

Aïchat Kadyrova, the eldest daughter of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, presented on Tuesday a collection of Islamic women's clothing from his brand Firdaws, during a parade organized with great fanfare, near the Champs-Elysées, in the heart of Paris.

Adjusted veils, long black outfits, burgundy or even camouflage color and even immaculate wedding dresses: nearly 80 models paraded in the luxurious private mansion Marois, in the heart of the capital, to the sound of traditional Chechen music.

"This is a very important day for me. I want everyone to see how rich our culture is and how fashion is part of it," said Aïchat Kadyrova, whose communication was very framed on Tuesday, to the press.

"Muslim women know that it is important to respect the traditions of their culture while being feminine. Firdaws' dresses are stylish but also luxurious," added the one who was warmly applauded at the end of the parade.

More than a hundred people came to attend the parade and in particular several European models like the French Cindy Bruna.

The Firdaws fashion house was founded in 2009 by Medni Kadyrova, the wife of the authoritarian Chechen leader. His daughter Aïchat took the reins in 2016.

This "Chechen fashion evening" took place within the framework of "Russian Seasons", aiming to present Russian culture to the European public with nearly 400 events planned throughout the year, in France, Belgium and Luxembourg .

"It is with joy that we support the initiative of the fashion house Firdaws aimed at making Parisians aware of the cultural heritage of the Chechen people," said Alexei Lebedev, the director of "Russian Seasons", in a statement.

The "Russian Seasons" are experiencing their fourth season after events in Japan in 2017, Italy in 2018 and Germany last year.

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