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Vintage Ukrainian Fashion In The Spotlight

Designers put old-fashioned clothing on the catwalk at a Ukrainian Fashion Week event in Kyiv on October 18. As part of a project called "Vytoky," or "Roots," models displayed vintage folk costumes and jewelry from across Ukraine. The dresses and accessories, some dating back to the 19th century, were borrowed from museums and private collections. Fashion show organizers highlighted the important role that clothing can play in building national identity. (Serhiy Korovayniy, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)