Dasha Zhukova

(Darya "Dasha" Alexandrovna Zhukova)

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Anyone who doesn't know anything about art knows the name of at least one artist. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
England has a long history of supporting alternative medicine - maybe it's because they don't have such a strong pharmaceutical industry in England, and homeopathy has been taught and promoted there for hundreds of years. History
'Garage Magazine' has a strong track record of promoting diversity and racial and gender equality in the worlds of art and fashion and will continue in our mission to stir positive debate on these and other issues. Equality & Equal Opportunity ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I actually love physics, but art is where I thought I could make a difference for my country. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I am definitely quick to adapt. I am not scared to come into a new environment.
I am drawn to humorous art that is ironic. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I believe in carbon offset initiatives, in eco-villages, in the sustainable regeneration of the tropical rainforest.
I believe in the freedom of choice in both life and death. Life ;Death ;Freedom & Liberty
I definitely feel Russian. I feel Russian, but at the same time when I'm in the States I feel at home, too. Time
I don't know what drives me, but I wake up in the morning, and I want to participate in the creative cultural conversation. Morning
I don't see myself as a person who just does one thing. I understand that sometimes that might sound a bit unprofessional. But I disagree.
I feel like anything I've ever done, I've been strongly advised not to do.
I guess artists are living inspiration. There's something very pure about a person that fantasizes. I like hearing their stories, watching them work. Their take on the world interests me. It's not unified. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I had a happy childhood: extremely outdoorsy and independent.
I have a few pieces that I got for my birthdays or that I bought for myself: I acquire things that speak to me and put them on my wall. When I see things I like, I just know.
I have always dreamed of bringing an exhibit of Mark Rothko to Moscow.
I have had an interest in art since childhood. I loved to draw as a child and still do. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I have more ideas than I know what to do with. I guess I'm a bit of a fantasist and a daydreamer - all sorts of things come to me during the day.
I haven't spent years in fashion making friends and making enemies.
I like messy. What fun is tidy?
I never yell or scream. I mean, definitely not at work. I never yell at anyone I work with. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I think it's fascinating that clothes can drastically transform someone's mood or the way they feel about their appearance.
I think one of my strengths is that I can always take advice, and I can delegate. I know a lot of people feel the need to do everything themselves, but I am not one of them.
I used to arm wrestle my roommate in college. Based on that, I'm in pretty good shape.
I want to work in art forever. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If a stranger is writing something completely fictitious, or insulting me on a blog or a tabloid, I don't take it personally.
If you're a devoted collector of design, you seek out objects you can love to live with but also live in. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm not interested in business for business's sake. Business, Commerce & Finance
I'm quite disappointed that I'll never relive my teenage years.
I'm very proud of Soviet aesthetics.
I'm young, Russian, I come from money, and I date a very well-known person. Money, Coins & Minting
I'm, like, really bad at remembering names.
It's important to know how to operate within the system you are existing in.
Money grants you freedom, I guess. Freedom & Liberty ;Money, Coins & Minting
Most museums in Moscow, like Tretyakov, were established by philanthropists, whose passion for art allowed the development of culture on many levels. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
My involvement in fashion is not at the highest artistic level.
My time at Pop has been a transformative experience that I am extremely proud of. It has afforded me the chance to collaborate with some of the greatest creative minds in the world, and I'm thankful to Ashley Heath and Bauer Media for the opportunity. Time
Overall, I'm not upset at the press.
Russia was culturally isolated for so long that some sort of transformation needs to happen and will happen.
Russian women like to be feminine. Even if it's minus-10 degrees and snowing, a Russian woman will still be in her stilettos. Women
The Internet can give young people a fantastic platform to become financially independent and have global businesses without leaving Russia.
The more I read, the more I realise what I don't know.
The thing is, I grew up in L.A., so I had this unique opportunity to live in both communist Russia and see that life, and then move to America as a young girl and experience a completely different life. Life
There is a huge thirst for knowledge among the younger generation for contemporary art, but most of them learn about it by going on the Internet. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
There is a very strong theatre-going tradition in Moscow. It has stayed strong.
When you're in a situation that is foreign to you, you just have to pull yourself together and adapt.

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