Favourite 1950s movies

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“Whirlpool” directed by Otto Preminger in 1950 and starring Gene Tierney and Richard Comte. “A woman (Gene Tierney) secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of … Continue reading

The vintage fashion House Larry Aldrich

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Larry Aldrich (1906-2001) was an American fashion designer and art collector. In 1927, he started his own label in New York. In 1957, Marie McCarthy was designated head designer. He founded in 1964 the innovative Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art … Continue reading

Fifties fashion

Videos about 1950s fashion :

Sources : http://balises.bpi.fr/arts/les-annees-50–la-mode-en-france-1947-1957 ; http://www.marieclaire.fr/,les-looks-des-annees-50,706684.asp ; http://histoiredelamode.canalblog.com/ ; http://fiftiesweb.com/fashion/fashion-w/ ; http://latelierdecouture.com/histoire-mode/annees-50-new-look/ ; http://www.lefigaro.fr/ ; http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/81460 ; http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/ ; http://customrodder.forumactif.org/ ; http://www.thehouseoffoxy.com/1950s/a32 ; http://vintagefashionguild.org ; https://fr.pinterest.com/ ; http://www.puretrend.com/ and http://vintagedancer.com/

The American vintage fashion designer Anne Fogarty

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Anne Fogarty (1919-1980) was an American fashion designer who  created feminine and elegant clothes for the woman in domestic life in the 1950’s. From the 1940s to the 1980s, she dressed elegantly and beautifully the women. Anne Fogarty said about … Continue reading

1950’s vintage dresses

One of the key pieces of the fifties is the Corolla dress : a tight bust and an oversize petticoat. The French couturier Christian Dior created the Corolla dress ; it belongs to the “New Look” style. In 1954, Dior presented the “H-line” : a silhouette relatively straight from the shoulders to the hips. It was a sheath dress with a scoop neck and a dropped waist. In 1958, Yves Saint Laurent for Dior launched the trapeze dress : a fitted top just under the bust and flared out in a slim A line to the knee.

Besides, during the fifties, the floral, tropical, plaid, polka dot, gingham check and stripe patterns were very used .  Another key piece of the 1950s is the shirtwaist dress : a fitted button-down top ending at the waist and a full skirt. The bell shape dress was also a trend in the 50’s : a tailored and fitted bodice and a skirt started at the waist, puffed out around the hips, and then fitted at the calf, creating a bell-shaped skirt.

Sources : http://www.marieclaire.fr/,les-looks-des-annees-50,706684.asphttp://vintagedancer.com/1950s/1950s-dress-styles/ and http://www.retrowaste.com/1950s/fashion-in-the-1950s/

The vintage fashion photographe Frances Mclaughlin-Gill

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The American Frances McLaughlin-Gill (1919-2014) was one of the rare female photographers in the 40’s. She was the first female photographer to sign a contract with Vogue in 1943. She said about her work “everyone was wearing beautiful clothes, sitting … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer Mark Shaw

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Mark Shaw (1929-1969) was an American fashion and advertising photographer. He shot the most famous celebrities of the fifties such as Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly… Besides, he is also known for his photographs of Jacqueline and John F. … Continue reading