Soviet Fashion

Soviet Fashion is on display in Moscow.

When you think about the Soviet Union, one thing that usually doesn't come to mind is Soviet fashion, however, the exhibition "Fashion Behind the Iron Curtain: From Wardrobes of Soviet-Era Stars" currently on display at the Tsaritsyno Estate Musuem in Moscow until June 12th shows that fashion was part of the Soviet style.

The exhibit consists of pictures and biographies of ballerinas, actresses and opera singers such as Gallina Ulanova, Lyubov Orlova and Natalya Troitskaya as well as around 200 dresses and loads of accessories that helped make these women stylish.

Fashion historian Alexandre Vassiliev, co-curator of the exhibit, said that the exhibition was created to show "what the stars wore, and what aesthetic ideals they held." He adds that it was the innovation of these Soviet women and their designers who were able to create fashion that was within the material and ideological limits of the state.

This is the first ever such exhibition devoted to Soviet fashion. It is interesting to see the fashion of different generations, but especially in such a country as the Soviet Union, and to compare that with the fashion of today's Russia!

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