1950's Women's Fashion


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1950's Women's Fashion

  1. 1. + 1950’s Women’s Fashion Rebecca Rae Broughton
  2. 2. + The Shape the 1950’s women’s clothing was  In notably more ‘wearable’ than previous years.  The flapper age had ended so silhouettes were more classical and fitted.  Beltswere more widely used in order to define every woman’s shape.
  3. 3. + The Hottest Trends The most fashionable colors of the decade were black and white, which were worn profusely. There was a huge Spanish influence, which made red accents popular as well as stiff flares on the hemline Chiffon, tulle and velvet were the favored fabrics among designers in the 1950’s.
  4. 4. + Famous Designers  Many designers were extremely fond of Parisian couture and Spanish accents Hubert de Givenchy  Famous designers of the time were:  Hubert de Givenchy  Cristobal Balenciaga  Pierre Balmain  Coco Chanel (Coco made her comeback in 1954, when she was over 70 years old)
  5. 5. + Fashion Icons of the Era  Noted icons of the 1950’s were:  Audrey Hepburn  Grace Kelly  Marilyn Monroe  Elizabeth Taylor
  6. 6. Hepburn wearing+ one of de Givenchy’s Audrey Hepburn designs at the Academy Awards  Audrey Hepburn was born in 1929 in Belgium  She was placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1961  Audrey’s favorite designer was Hubert de Givenchy because of his simple designs.  Audrey was an inspiration to designers because of her petite and whimsical yet elegant fashion
  7. 7. + Grace Kelly  Grace Kelly was born in 1929  She was an American actress who became the Princess of Monaco when she married Rainier III, the Prince of Monaco  Grace wasn’t fond of the racier styles that were becoming popular in the late 1950’s, she stuck to conservative styles and expensive fabrics  Many designers used Kelly as inspiration for more sophisticated, luxurious clothing
  8. 8. + Marilyn Monroe  Marilyn was born in 1926  She became a widely successful American movie star but was very well known for her risqué way of dressing and she was and still is a cultural icon  She had a classic movie star appeal that was best described as glamorous  Marilyn was an inspiration to fashion designers for her racy yet glitzy styles.
  9. 9. + Elizabeth Taylor  Elizabeth was born in 1932  She was a British-born American film star who was very popular  She was best known for her passion for jewelry (total cost of her collection is estimated at $150 million) and for choosing clothes that accentuated her waist and chest  Elizabeth Taylor inspired designers to create colorful and fitted designs
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