Fashion and Working Women in Socialist-era Hungary and Romania

Nok Magazinja 2. 1984. Hungary.

TVTA is pleased to welcome for the first time here vintage images from Hungary and Romania. These two countries join our ever-growing rosta of international advertising, posters and print images as seen in decades gone by.



Images come from the socialist-era print publications Nok Magazinja (Budapest, Hungary, translation: Women Magazine) featuring articles and photos of fashion, the arts and women’s interests; and Dolgozo No (Bucharest, Romania, translation: Working Woman) featuring articles and photos of working women and politics.

Both publications are represented here by dates from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.


“New Winds are Blowing in Fashion.” Nok Magazinja 5. 1986.

“We Wear it at Home.” Dolgozo No. Feb 1979. Romania.

Dolgozo No. Feb 1979. Romania. Cover.

Pattern. Dolgozo No. Feb 1979. Romania.

Dolgozo No. Feb 1979. Romania. Translation: “Woman’s Position in the Socialist Race”.

Dolgozo No. Feb 1979. Romania.

Dolgozo No. Feb 1979. Romania.

Veronica sewing machine. Dolgozo No. Feb 1979. Romania.



Centrum Aruhazak shopping chain. Nok Magazinja 9. 1985.

Centrum Aruhazak shopping chain. Nok Magazinja 2. 1984.

Advert for Nok Magazinja. 1985. Hungary.


Thanks for looking 🙂

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