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1950s Fashion – Winter Dresses 1954

Formal and Informal Winter Dresses for the Holidays – Winter Dresses for 1954. Some of the prettiest formal and informal dresses to be seen in during the holiday season. . Above:  Janet Leigh models an after five dress in ice-blue silk satin Jacquard with flattering open neckline and elbow-length sleeves. The long waistline ends at the hips and with soft shirring. John…

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Fall Dresses in 1950 - Red Tones

1950s Fashion Color Swatch – Fall Dresses in 1950

Fall Dresses in 1950 with Color Family Swatch – Fill your wardrobe with these lovely Fall dresses in 1950. Use the Fall Costume Color Family swatches to help you match, blend and contrast. Costume Color families for Fall 1950 is presented by the Costume Color Council. The colors are displayed in such a way that within each color family you…

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Straight-out-of-the-50s

Straight Out Of The 50s

Found photos of Women in the 1950s – Vintage style in amateur vintage photographs of beautiful women.  hair and makeup looks captured in magical Kodachrome color from the 1950s era. What they wore at home, for Christmas, for evening wear, at the beach or going skiing. A real time capsule of found photos of women in the 1950s. It’s sad…

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1950s Fashion – Spectacle Glory

Pathe News 1950 fashion report – A toast now to the women and where more attractive than this school for models, where we’re just in time for a lesson in the art of specmanship. Demonstrating this comparatively new art in using spectacles as a fashion accessory is top couturier Ronald Patterson. With this sophisticated town suit in hat and fox fur,…

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1954 Women’s College Fashion

Archive film of college style in 1950s Pennsylvania – Opened in 1867, Cedar Crest College is a private liberal arts women’s college devoted to training young women in the art of living. Set on a spacious knoll of wooded land on the outskirts of Allentown. It has been consistently voted one of the top women’s colleges in the US. It…

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1950s Fashion – Fifth Avenue Style in 1952

Manhattan Fashion 1952 – Look Magazine – August 12th 1952 showed the 5th Avenue folks don’t often see. Hollywood actress Laraine Day along with local New York beauties, Mary Damon, Patricia Geoghegan and Brigida Dammes spent a sunny afternoon parading the latest trends in summer dresses and poodle haircuts . It’s not clear who the dresses are by but they…

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The New Gamine Style of 1950 | Dorian Leigh

The girl on whom all the clothes are shown is Dorian Leigh, the top New York model since 1944 who has gone through the broad-shouldered era, the corseted new Look, and now embraces the gamine style of 1950. Dorian Leigh models dresses and suits by Christian Dior, Jacques Fath, Hattie Carnegie, and Pauline Trigère . Photos taken by Life photographer…

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Glamour Girls of the Air – Air Stewardess School 1958

The Inside story of how to be a 1950’s Stewardess – In 1958 – Life magazine went to Stewardess School in Dallas Texas, and offered a revealing insight into the training, deportment, beauty schooling and sisterly camaraderie which resulted. Photos by Life Photographer Peter Stackpole. “The rather odd education that the girls get in these images is preparing them for…

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The Top Paris Designer Dresses of 1954

What were the ‘must have’ dresses in 1954 ? –  1950s fashion report for Glamourdaze.com – originally published by L’officiel-de-la-mode examines the spring /summer gowns from Christian Dior, Hubert Givenchy, Jean Patou and Jean Desses and Jacques Fath. Silk pea stone dress by Hubert de Givenchy. Already very summery, this dress is printed in scarf. The neck is adorned with an…

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History of womens fashion 1900 to 1970

A Short History of Women’s Fashion

A Short History of 20th Century Women’s Fashion – 1900 to 1970. Glamourdaze have just published a concise history of women’s dress styles from the Edwardian era to the late 1960s. Read about the massive changes which came about in women’s fashion before, during and after the First World War. How women escaped from the restrictive corsets of the Gibson…

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