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Transcript of 1950's Fashion
By: Shir Korchi and Abbi Leonardo
The 50's fashion began in 1947 with Christian Dior's "New Look"
By 1951, Blenciaga made dresses without waistline.
Dior's new look consisted of below mid calf-length, full skirts (either flowing or tight), pointed bust, small waist, and rounded shoulder lines.
War in Korea
Credit Card system was introduced in America
Pucci opened Fashion House of Emilio Pucci
Mass production of computers
Color TV and rock & roll started in the U.S.
I.D. cards came out for South Africans to identify race
Dresses with no waistline were made by Balenciaga
A new beauty competetion came out called "Miss World"
Dwight Eisenhower became the new U.S. president
Car seat belts came out
The new collection of Givenchi was showed in Paris
Polio vaccine was made
Victor Stiebel and Cavanagh opened a new fashion salon in London
When princess Elizabeth was 25 she was crowned queen.
Mount Everest was climbed for the first time
James Watson and Frances Crick discovered DNA
More Americans had television sets
Coco channel reopened a hair salom after long closure in Paris
civil rights campaign went underway in the U.S.
felt-tip pen was introduced in England
Mary Quant opened a boutique called Bazaar in London
The Suez Canal was nationalized and control taken from Great Britain and France
Elvis Presley became an international star
IBM created the first hard disk drive
Velcro fastening was introduced to public
Sputnik, the first satellite made by Russians, is launched into space
A tunnel was made between England and France
Christian Dior dies
Lasers a developed
De Gualle became president of France
NASA was found
Stereo LP records are first sold
Paris fashion has shorter skirts above the knee
Yves St. Laurent indroduces the Trapeze line
Castro became the new dictator in Cuba
Barbie dolls were invented
Mary Quant designed suit shapes that later became the sixties fashion look
Alaska and Hawaii join U.S. and became the states of North America
Toys, Movies, and Music
Mr. Potato Head (1952), Barbie dolls (1950), and play-doh (1956) were very popular toys
Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1952), Peter Pan (1954), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959)
R&B, jazz, blues, and rock & roll music was very popular in the 50's.
Marilyn Monroe was born on June. 1, 1926 in Los-Angles, California, US. Her real name was Norma Jeane Mortenson, she married three times. She was an American actress, model and singer. Monroe received a lot of awards like David Di Donatello award and some nominations.
In 1999, she was ranked as the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.
She died on August 5, 1962 at the at 4:25 a.m. from a Barbiturate overdose and she rests in peace in Western Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, Los-Angles, US.
Men usually wore a grey suit with a tie and a hat. They also wore an overcoat called paletot, which also women wore. Unlike the Sillouettes, the trousers didn't change much from the 50's to now.
Another famous person was Elvis Presely