Before Russian Galya Milovskaya became a filmmaker in Paris, she was a model who first made a splash in the US in 1969. Born in 1947, she was 22 years old in these photos. She had blond hair, green eyes, and weighed all of 92 pounds. Galya went on to become the most famous fashion model in Russia, but she was also persecuted by the Soviet regime. She defected from Russia in 1974 while on a trip to Israel. She then lived in Rome for a while, but finally settled in Paris where she studied cinematography at the Sorbonne.
Here, she is photographed in Moscow, wearing American clothes in 1969.
John Meyer salt-and-pepper wool tweed skirt worn with a black jersey top. Napier chain belt worn over the shoulder and Golo boots.
A Minerva Collection rabbit cape in red, purple and white has a snap on hood. Worn with a Mic Mac white turtleneck and Magoo red jersey pants. Red boots by Francois Villon.
Brown wool knit tunic with brass grommet belt by Elegant for Jax. Boots by Golo.
Jaeger wool knit jumpsuit worn with a 9 foot long white fringed scarf. Elaine Starkman cuff and The Whip boots.
All photos by Arnaud de Rosnay.