In 1959 the esteemed fashion house of Christian Dior was invited by the Soviet government to present its latest collection in Moscow. The event took place June 12-16, 1959 and was widely publicized throughout Moscow with large street posters + signage. Twelve models, along with accompanying Dior representatives, presented the house's spring/summer lines in numerous shows in the 800-seat 'Les Ailes Du Soviet.' The latest Paris fashions, with their daring lines, bright colors + "short" skirts, were in stark contrast to the traditional, conservative Soviet garb.
The official poster for the exhibition featuring Dior star model, Ghislaine Arsac
Models arriving in Moscow. First off the plane is the famed model Kouka, wearing the aforementioned coat
Parade of Dior at 'Les Ailes Du Soviet,' 1959