Renowned fashion photographer Arthur Elgort shot these photographs, starring Russian supermodel Natalia Semanova, for the December 1999 issue of Russian Vogue. The images are taken in a Cosmonaut Training Center in the town of Star City, and all of the cosmonauts are real.
The shoot took place after the end of the Cold War, but I like to imagine that this is what the secret Soviet Space Program looked like. It feels like James Bond.
And as one commenter noted:
“If russia used their women instead of weapons during the cold war, we’d all be wearing furry hats right now”
[via Wired Science]