1950s Fashion

Even casual lovers of fine fashion have undoubtedly worn or at least admired the classy elegant styles of fashion’s golden age, the glamorous 1950’s era.The origins of 1950s fashion began with Christian Dior’s “New Look,” in 1947. The “New Look” consisted of a below-mid-calf length, full-skirt, pointed bust, small waist, and rounded shoulder line. The look became popular post WWII. At first, the style was not well received by Americans; however, that quickly changed as the trend dominated fashion magazines. Other styles that became popular during the post-war period were “a tailored, feminine look with gloves and pearls, tailored suits with fitted jackets with peplums, with a pencil skirt. Day dresses had fitted bodices and full skirts.

“Fashion changes, but style endures.” - Coco Chanel

 

The 50s - A Stylish Fashion Showreel 

Even casual lovers of fine fashion have undoubtedly worn or at least admired the classy elegant styles of fashion’s golden age, the glamorous 1950’s era. 

This stylish archive showreel looks at the fashion of the 1950s. Popular trends included full skirts, petticoats, twin-sets and a lady was never fully dressed without a hat, fur stole and a pair of gloves. 

 

Dior Spring / Summer 1952 

Film of Christian Dior's Spring 1952 collection. 

 

Stunning Color 1950s Fashion Film 

Rare vintage 1950's fashion Film in color of the great Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly from 1957. Beautifully shot in color widescreen.