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Carolina Seminar • Revolutionary Legacies and the Moscow House of Design

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Virginia Olmsted McGraw (PhD Candidate, History) will discuss the first chapter of her dissertation: “Soviet by Design: Fashion, Consumption, and International Competition, 1948-1980”. The chapter examines the origins of the All-Union House of Design, the chief state institution of fashion design in the Soviet Union. Olmsted McGraw will also discuss the impact of the Communist Party, artists and artistic movements, and the needs of the broader population on the development of a Soviet fashion and clothing industry between 1918 and 1948.

The Carolina Seminar: Russia and Its Empires, East and West is co-sponsored by the Carolina Seminar Program, the UNC Department of History, and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Please note that the participants will give an overview of their projects, but will not read a formal paper. Instead, papers or book chapters will be circulated ahead of time to those who are interested in attending and participating in the discussion. To request a copy of the paper, please email Dr. Eren Tasar (


November 15, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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