by Joshua Foust on 1/13/2009

I normally don’t put much stock in EnglishRussia, the plagiar-tastic blog of all things Livejournal.ru. Nor do I normally care much about old fashion shows. But this post on a stunt by French designer Christian Dior—which features fabulously-clad models wandering the drab streets of Brezhnev-era Moscow—is really something else. It is composed entirely of images from the Google Life archive, where you can find many more.

I’m not certain how to describe that woman’s expression, but it really doesn’t look like love. Nevertheless, consider how striking the contrast must have been.

OMG Want! I’ll give Dior this much: that was seriously French of them. Seriously.

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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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