Profession model, so popular in the modern world, was considered undesirable.
Models called “models”, and their wages never exceeded 76 rubles. And yet there were beauties who managed to build his career — one at home, others abroad.
The Soviet era was very inconsistent and ambiguous in relation to the phenomenon of fashion.
Had formed the opinion that fashion is “bourgeois stuff”. If a woman looks stylish, it testified that it does not work and spends more time on their appearance than on labor.
The 50s started to open the door to the West where we started to infiltrate fashion trends.
Those, who managed to go beyond the borders of the immense Soviet Union, brought with them experiences and stylish things, which enjoyed great interest and very long time has been the subject of discussion, the avid fashionistas
In 1959, was a momentous event in fashion history of the Soviet Union — was the first show of foreign designer Christian Dior, who allowed first to fully experience in the European fashion.
Along with the development of fashion industry in the USSR appeared the profession of fashion models.
This profession was not considered stylish, and people called them “hangers” or “manekeny”. Relationship to these girls, too, was not up to par, even in comparison with the toilers of the factories.
And yet there were beauties who were able to build a career and become famous throughout the world.
One of the most famous and legendary models of the 60’s, Regina Zbarskaya, after the stunning success abroad have returned to the Soviet Union, but never found here “their place”.
It provozglosili the Most beautiful weapon of the Kremlin. Christian Dior personally admired.
Frequent nervous breakdowns, depression, antidepressants have led to the fact that she lost her job. As a result of setbacks in his personal life and professional implementation are the most beautiful woman in the country in 1987 had committed suicide.
Galina Milovskaya called Russian “Twiggy” — uncharacteristic for models of that time thinness: the growth of 170 cm, she weighed 42 kg.
Galina has won not only the Moscow podium, but also overseas. She was invited to star in “Vogue” in 1974, she emigrated and left to live in London.
She married a French banker, left a career as a model, graduated from the faculty of film directing at the Sorbonne and Director of the documentary filmmaker.
Perhaps one of the most prosperous and successful was the fate of Tatiana Solovieva.
In the House she came accidentally on the ad. Tatiana had a higher education, which to her stuck the nickname “institutka”.
Later, Soloviev married Nikita Mikhalkov and still lives with him in a happy marriage.
Although the profession of a model was so unpopular that Mikhalkov was at first introduced to all of his wife as a translator or teacher.
Probably all remember the woman from the future — Pauline — who helped the beloved Alice Selezneva in the film “guest from the future”.
Few people know that this role brilliantly played by fashion model Elena Metelkina. Her unearthly appearance contributed to the fact that she played more than one role in a movie — in the film “Through thorns to the stars”, for example, it was alien, nia.
Mila Romanovskaya is a constant rival of Regina Zbarsky — was another star of the Soviet podium of the 1960s.
Abroad the blonde called “embodied Slavic beauty”. Despite the success in the USSR, Mila the result still left the country: first to France, then to England, where she remained.
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