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NEW YORK — Cossacks and kulaks and Romanovs, oh my! Designers are simply crazy about Russia this season, and the myriad interpretations of their infatuation ranged from Michael Kors’ strictly tailored, cadet-style coat to Cynthia Steffe’s velvet top and patterned skirt rich enough for a czarina.

Photos by John Aquino, George Chinsee and Giovanni Giannoni