The UN tour guides this week received new uniforms designed by Thibaut Bouet of Christian Dior. The internationally known fashion house donated the uniform design at the request of the French Government. The new outfit consists of a navy blue sash-belted blazer and matching straight skirt, worn with a white oxford cloth shirt, which is striped in pastel blue and grey and has a small round collar and matching string tie. The suit, in a fine, lightweight wool gabardine, is designed for year-round wear. A pale grey V-necked sweater vest is added to the ensemble during the winter months.
A group of UN guides in their new uniform. From the left are Khadija Musa (Kenya), Yelena Matkovskaya (USSR), Eliza Burnham (USA), Sophie Kursell (Peru), Patricia Kim (Republic of Korea), and Taina Alexander (Finland).