RUSSIA: Getting the Sack

In Nikita Khrushchev's Russia the "new class" of elite bureaucrats is learning to have class. Moscow's GUM department store now features the sack, as well as Western-style swimsuits (see cuts). Explains the fashion show commentator: "The masses will grow accustomed to dresses as high as 14 inches from the floor." But neither the masses nor the class will be able to buy the dresses—only the materials and patterns. The cost for one dress: about two weeks' pay.


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