CHRISTAIN DIOR “new look”
was born in 1947s,created by christain Dior,typically defined by the generousy use of luxurious fabrics,a wasp-waisted silhouette with widely flared skirts.the “fifties”fashion stereotype of the poodle skirt and pony tail is a pale imitation of Dior’s newlook style.
from the 1950s through the 1950s, Carmel snow was the most powerful fashion arbiter in the country.almost overnight,she took Harper’s Bazaar from a dowdy ladie’s magazine to a modern,revolutionary publication that, for a time, equaled its archrival, Voque.
Carmel Snow working on fashion shoot with photographer
Mary Jane Russel in Dior dress 1950s
Susie Parker in Jaques fath gown dress
The sexy fashion icon, Marilyn Monroe was born to be an actress.No matter what she dressed in, be it form fitting dresses or slacks and a blouse, she managed to draw attention to her figure without being provocative.
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot was born in Paris,is a French animal rights activist and a former fashion model, actress and singer.In her early life, Bardot was an aspiring ballet dancer.
After that, she modeled in a fashion show in 1949 by the invitation of her mother’s acquaintance. In the same year, she modeled for a fashion magazine “Jardin des Modes”
She appeared on an 8 March 1950 cover of ELLE and was noticed by a young film director
Then, she was offered the opportunity to audition for “Les lauriers sont coupés“.but shooting of the film was cancelled
So, it made her consider becoming an actress.
Her famous film “God created women”
INFLUENCE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO FASHION
In fashion the Bardot neckline (a wide open neck that exposes both shoulders) is named after her. Bardot popularized this style which is especially used for knitted sweaters or jumpers although it is also used for other tops and dresses.
Bardot is recognized for popularizing bikini swimwear in early films such as Manina (Woman without a Veil, 1952), in her appearances at Cannes and in many photo shoots
Bardot also brought into fashion the choucroute hairstyle or beehive hair style
Gingham is a balanced plain woven fabric,meaning “striped” made from Cotton.
she seemed to become a fashion icon for many people at that time
known as Liz Taylor, is an English-American actress. She is known for her acting talent and beauty, as well as her Hollywood life style, including many marriages. Taylor is also considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood Goilden age.
MEN’S FASHION IN 1950s
The Rock and roll fashion idols such as, Bill Haley, James Dean , Jerry lee lewis.The main look for teenagers were greasers and preppies
BILL HALEY (Rock and roll singer)
TEDDY BOY STYLE
worn by young teenager men, wearing cloths that inspired by Dandie in the Edwardian period
THE TREND 50S FASHION IS BACK
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