Fashion for Stasi agents

German artist Simon Menner came across these pictures while going through the archives of Stasi. These pictures were used to train the spies to blend in to the west better. Rather than making the spies look like your average west german they stood out even better in their fur hats and sunglasses. Morgen Contemporary gallery in Berlin is hosting a exhibition that includes the spy fashion shots as well as snapshots agents took before searching houses so they could put everything back as it was.

Check out the full story at Daily Mail


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