Fashion Meets Socialism — Fashion industry in the Soviet Union after the Second World War

Gronow, Jukka; Zhuravlev, Sergey
Title: Fashion Meets Socialism — Fashion industry in the Soviet Union after the Second World War
Authors: Gronow, Jukka (Author)
Zhuravlev, Sergey (Author)
Product number: 9789522226655
Product form: Paperback
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Publ. product code: 1321664
Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Series: Studia Fennica Historica 20
Edition: 2015
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 303
Product family: History
Studia Fennica Historica
Books in English
Finnish library classification: 90.21 Muoti ja muodin historia
YSO - General Finnish ontology: muoti, vaatesuunnittelu, pukusuunnittelu, arvot (käsitykset), ideologiat, ihanteet, vaateteollisuus, pukeutuminen, sosialistiset maat, kulttuurihistoria, historia, vaatesuunnittelijat
Key words: cultural history, Fashion Design, Sociology
The Soviet Union was not renowned for its fashionable clothing. However, after the World War II the Soviet Government opened several parallel organizations of fashion design with fashion houses and ateliers all over the country. The post-war decades witnessed hot debates on destalinization, economic and social reforms and the increasing importance of the public opinion. The cold war and the peaceful competition between the two systems left their marks on clothes fashion. Fashion offers a good insight into Soviet economic planning. Despite increasing opulence, Soviet consumers were not satisfied. Soviet experts on fashion propagated small series of fashionable clothing and the opening of boutiques which never seriously challenged industrial mass production. Using a great variety of unique historical sources the book analyzes the changing economic, social and cultural conditions of Soviet fashion which faced many problems but had real achievements to show too.