Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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The Fifth Avenue of Shanghai

As I was writing a chapter on fashion for a book of guided walks in Russian Shanghai, it occurred to me that the lifespan of the Russian fashion street on Rue Cardinal Mercier ('the Fifth Avenue' of the French Concession) was shorter than the lifespan of Yongkang Lu as the expat drinking strip...


Tags: 1930s, fashion, french concession, russians, shanghai
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