Pierre Cardin appeared on Red Square wearing a loose-fitting suit with wide shoulders, his tie fluttering in the wind. Cardin was encircled by his models— young women, captivating in corsets and corsages. Most of them wore hoops in their skirts, which forced one to contemplate whether these women could sit in an armchair or ride on a bus. A Pravda correspondent, N. Krasnoiartsev, assured his readers that most of these dresses are quite practical. Cardin merely suggested that "[e]very revolution breaks down all the canons," and, with a bewitching smile, shrugged the wide shoulders of his jacket. 1