Dasha Zhukova Biography
(Businesswoman & Art Collector and Founder of 'Garage Museum of Contemporary Art')
Birthday: June 8, 1981 (Gemini)
Born In: Moscow, Russia
Dasha Alexandrovna Zhukova is a Russian businesswoman, fashion designer, art collector and the founder of the world famous art magazine Garage. She hails from a rich Russian family and is known to lead a very extravagant life along with her billionaire husband, Roman Abramovich. After her parents split up, she moved to Los Angeles with her mother and after her breakup with tennis star, Marat Safin, she moved back to Russia and in 2006, started her own fashion label known as Nova & T, which became immensely popular among Russian and other European celebrities. While designing fashion accessories, she developed a keen taste for art and culture and founded several funds which helped struggling artists. She went on to start ‘Garage’ a centre to preserve cultural and artistic heritage of Russia. Britain’s popular Pop magazine appointed her the editor-in-chief, which she later resigned. Later, she became the creative director of Artsy.net and started her own magazine Garage, a venture with which she is associated with to this date, and she is also known as a founding member of ‘Culture Shed’ in New York.