If someone asks me what is so significant about 1950s fashion, I’d say the New Look of Christian Dior which dominated the fashion for almost a decade since 1947, was gradually taken over by Chanel boxy-cut suits (after Chanel reopen in 1954) and of course, the birth of the famous Chanel classic 2.55 bag, launched in Feburary 1955. However, I guess that the most important issue happened in the fashion industry is the arrival of the teenager fashion, which overpowered the fabulous fashion for mid-age ladies. It was the first time that teenager girls did not dress like their mothers.
(Dior New Look dominates the fashion industry 1947 - mid 50s)
(Grace Kelly & Elizabeth Taylor in early 50s)
(Audrey Hepburn's cropped fitted trousers and relaxed jumper influenced mid 50s fashion)
(The reopen of Chanel gives the 50s suit a new definition)
The movie, Walk the Line (2005), is a perfect example for the fashion during that era, since it goes through the whole 50s. Particularly, I do think Reese Witherspoon has the perfect early 50s style.
There is one interesting dress worn by Reese Witherspoon looks like Zac Posen ss06 dress worn by Hilary Swank in P.S. I Love You (2008). Here we have it that mordern fashion is influenced by this fifties feel.
Bottega Veneta aw08 makes late fifties fitted cut much more effortless!
- My Early 50s influenced Wardrobe
- My Mid & Late 50s influenced Wardrobe
Skirt: Paul Smith Women
Top: Matthew Williamson
Skirt: Louis Vuitton with the beautiful little bow at the back
Top: Moschino Jacket - always pick me up in the morning
Skirt: Louis Vuitton