National Geographic : 1959 Sep
4 g Vacationists stroll a seaside park at Yalta, holi day spot of tsars and commissars. Expense-paid trips to this Black Sea resort reward workers who exceed their quotas, citizens who perform exceptional service, and high officials. Working women on the bench contrast sharply with their better dressed sisters on vacation. Mannequin parades the runway at a fashion show in GUM, Moscow's largest department store. The dress is not for sale, but eager customers may buy the pattern and make the garment. By Western standards, Soviet street dress tends to be unimaginative; outfits like this are rare luxury items. 374 II /?