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March 25, 1988 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-03-25

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LIFESTYLES

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PROFILE

Yanina Khmelnitsky:
Glasnost Designer

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F RIDAY. MAR C H 25 1988

NAME: Yanina Khmelnitsky
AGE: 28
OCCUPATION: Fashion designer
RESIDENCE: Oak Park
FAMILY: Mother, Anneta, a family

doctor. Father, Reuven, an executive
engineer, residing in Russia. One
brother, Boris, of Toronto, Canada.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of arts degree in

applied arts from Moscow Institute of
Technology, USSR.

SYNAGOGUE: Young Israel of Greenfield
ORGANIZATIONS: Soviet Jewry

Committee, Machon L'Torah.

FAVORITE BOOK: "Life. I really can't just
• say one book. Well, maybe fairy tales."

LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: "Emigration
from Russia. It took eight years of my
life. You wait and wait and wait. You
just try to survive and wait?'

PHILOSOPHY: "God will do what should
be done. Also, the hope of the future
helped me!'

HOBBIES: Portrait drawing, piano, music,

ballet.

BACKGROUND: Yanina Khmelnitsky was
born and raised in Russia. As a toddler
she grew up near the Black Sea, where
her father was the director of an
engineering project. when she was 3
years old, her family moved to Moscow.
She started elementary school and
conservatory at the customary age of
seven. "My mother picked piano, but I
really wanted violin," says Khmelnitsky.
Music is very important to her. "I see
the connection between music, life and

paintings. When I hear music, I see
colors!' Khmelnitsky started drawing at
age 14, which she believes is late to
begin. "Once I started drawing, I
couldn't stop,"' she adds. At this point,
she chose art as a career. She graduated
high school in 1976 and began studying
textiles and fashions. As a student she
received many honors in national Soviet
exhibitions. Before graduating in 1982
from the Moscow Institute of
Technology, she was chosen to work on a
final project with fashion designer
Vyacheslav Zaitsev. Zaitsev is the Soviet
Union's most famous designer and a
favorite of Raisa Gorbachev. The Wall
Street Journal reports that his clothes
may soon be available in America.
Khmelnitsky designed a complete line
of clothes under his tutelage. In 1984,
she participated in the All Union
Exhibition of Honored Young Artists. In
the mid-80's she designed and created
high fashions clothes. From 1984 to
March 1987 she was an instructor of
art, design and sewing at the College of
Fashion Industry in Moscow. Eight
years ago she and her mother made the
decision to emigrate from Russia. (Her
father chose to remain there.) "It's not
so easy to decide and then do it. The
policy (USSR) is to try to frighten
people and make them suffer. In order
to fight you have to be strong?'
Khmelnitsky has a difficult time
talking about the painful period in her
life of waiting to leave her homeland. In
April 1987 she and her mother left
Russia and arrived first in Austria, then
Italy. Six months ago they moved to
Oak Park, to be closer to her brother in
Canada. "It's amazing to me that the
Jews have tradition here. In Russia, the
rabbis were sent away." She is also
impressed that the children smile here.
One issue she can't understand is why
there are dangerous places in America.
"I don't understand how Americans,
who are so smart, can let it be like
this:' Khmelnitsky is working with the
Soviet Jewry Committee, trying to help
others leave Russia. She is very happy
to be here and is trying to find
employment as a fashion designer.

TIDBITS

DEMOLITION PARTY

Friends and clients of Nino of Somerset
recently went to a demolition party
celebrating the renovation of the salon.
Owner FELICIA PALAZZOLO-SHAW
served champagne off wooden planks
between two six-foot ladders, while stylists
greeted guests in decorated hard hats.

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