Photographer provides rare portrait of N. Korean women’s fashion

October 30, 2015
(Facebook/Credit: Mihaela Noroc)

A North Korean woman walking down the street (Facebook/Photo Credit: Mihaela Noroc)

By Brian Han

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc travels around the world in an effort to capture female beauty from over 60 different cultures. She calls the project the “Atlas of Beauty.”

Most recently, she focused on the heavily guarded culture of North Korea. What resulted was a glimpse into the everyday style of the communist country’s women.

“Women of North Korea are not familiar with global trends but this doesn’t mean that they are not preoccupied by their look. They are, definitely!” she wrote on her website. “They have a passion for high heels and usually wear classic outfits, always accompanied by a pin, on the chest, representing one of the country’s leaders.”

View the rest of her photos at

(Facebook/Photo Credit: Mihaela Noroc)

A North Korean woman in Pyongyang (Facebook/Photo Credit: Mihaela Noroc)