Allure magazine published photos of the 72-year-old singer Gogoosh with her granddaughter Mia Ghorbani, a 20-year-old model

In the 1960s and 1970s, at the height of Googoosh’s career, Iran’s Western-backed monarchy encouraged women to adopt European ideals of beauty to help phase out the headscarf. Women wore short skirts, sang in public, and danced at nightclubs into the early morning hours if they wished to. But after the Shah was toppled in 1979, a new autocratic government forced women to cover their hair to demonstrate its anti-Western stance and power over society.

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January 18, 2023 | 9:47 pm