Russia 2007 Moscow Fashion Week: On the Front Row

"My tragedy is that I already bought all the best brands," says Alla Verbe, head buyer for Mercury, Russia's biggest luxury retailer, which sells brands like Graff, Gucci, and Brioni.

As editor in chief of Vogue Russia for almost ten years, Aliona Doletskaya has brought sophisticated fashion coverage and photography to a country starved for it.

Polina Kitsenko, who favors scarves bearing skulls at her business meetings, is co-owner of the clothing chain Podium, which features labels like Balenciaga, Lanvin, and Chloé.