If you believe John McCain, this is what we'll have to look forward to after Tuesday: Socialist Fashion! “Beyond Espionage: Fashion under Socialism”, hits Victoria & Albert Museum this week, and studies the role of Eastern European fashion in Cold War propaganda and society. Says one curator, "The term ‘fashion’ itself was rejected as a wasteful phenomenon of Western capitalism. In the Eastern Bloc, the concept ‘clothing culture’ became important. It was supposed to serve the working woman in her newly established and equal social role. Dress was supposed to make women’s lives easier." None of which really explains the woman of the future holding the stuffed dog. [Dazed Digital]