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 V-necked sweater vest is added to the ensemble during the winter months.
United Nations guides in their new uniform. From the front are Sophie Kursell (Peru), Eliza Burnham (USA), Patricia Kim (Republic of Korea), Taina Alexander (Finland), Yelena Matkovskaya (USSR), Khadija Musa (Kenya).