RUSSIA: Fashion Note

On the 27th anniversary of the Russian Revolution the People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs pioneered a new revolution—in style. Henceforth the well-dressed Soviet diplomat will wear a dramatic new uniform. But simplicity is the keynote. A simple, double-breasted suit of midnight black is the foundation. Coat cuffs are four inches, and heavily embroidered with gold acanthus leaves. Gold buttons, gold shoulder boards, and lapels thickly laced with gold galloons provide distinguished color. For dramatic dignity, a ten-inch, ivory-sheathed dagger is worn at the belt, on the left.

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