National Geographic : 1980 Jul
Flirting with fashion, women in a Shanghai beauty parlorindulge in permanentson vintage equipment left over from the city's past. Limited stocks of pastel blouses, makeup, and leg-revealingdresses aresnatched quickly from department-storeshelves. Another recentphenomenon-advertising(above) shows that the government too is borrowing from the West. Somefactories are beginningto producegoods according to consumer demand, but they still must meet predetermined quotas and yield profits for the motherland.