Haute Couture and the Cold War: Dior in Moscow, 1959

Fashion models visit the GUM department store in Moscow while in the Soviet Union for an officially sanctioned Christian Dior fashion show, 1959.
Howard Sochurek—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Muscovites who wandered into GUM, the USSR’s premier department store, one weekend in June 1959 were treated to an extraordinary scene: a trio of willowy French models, dressed in vibrantly colored Dior suits. Read More

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