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The history of Fashion- 1950's

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Women's Fashion Teen Fashion Quick HISTORY /FACTS 1950s Fashion The history of fashion
1950s - Teenagers were the focal point of this era.
- Teenagers also had increased buying power.
- The 1950s saw the introduction of a new range of synthetic clothing materials like nylon, acrylic polyester and vinyl. - New advances in mass production allowed for more garments to be manufactured at greater speed and in greater quantity than ever before. The growth of the Canadian economy was sustained by consumerism and a newly defined status for the 1950s TV culture began with simple sets almost like live theater.These were the result of marketers understanding the family watching at mealtime and making mealtime and TV part of their daily activities Frozen dinner and Tv The economic prosperity, baby boom and housing boom of the 1940s and 1950s meant that more housing locations had to be found Rebelling against conservative ideas of their parents, the teenagers created their own culture
As parents lost touch with the trends and attitudes of the teenage culture, their was a widening of the “generation gap;” Timeline 50s - 50 First modern Credit Card Introduced
- 51 Colour TV introduced
- 52 Princess Elizabeth becomes queen at age 25
- 53 Hillary and Norgay Climb Mt. Everest
- 54 Reports says Cigarettes cause Cancer
- 55 Disneyland opens
- 56 T.V remote controller invented
- 57 Dr. Seuss Publishes The Cat in the Hat
Laika Becomes the First Living Animal to Enter Orbit
- 58 Peace Symbol Created
- 59 The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway Random events -Throughout the 1950s, young women's clothing was also influenced by the rock 'n' roll craze. Full skirts in bright colours become popular for dancing and skirts and pants were pinched in at the waist to emphasise the waist and bust -Movie star fashion influenced the clothing styles of ladies in the 1950s. Screen goddesses like Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly inspired tiny waistlines and full skirts and busts. Slim pencil-line skirts were also popular -suits appeared very feminine with tight waists and accentuated hips. Though Coco Chanel introduced her more comfortable almost boxy suit, relieved by a blouse with a pussy cat bow; the long, slim look of a nipped in waist and narrow skirt remained a popular silhouette. -Prints full skirts MEN'S FASHION Conservatism was the new catch phrase and this is especially reflected in the menswear of the early 1950s when the trim quiet look was in vogue. It was a big change from the 1940s bright colours; the colours of clothing in the 50s are dark colours like browns, blues, and grey's. In 1953 the gray flannel suit began in fashion. Men's fashion in the 1950s was based on business clothing. If a man worked at an office, he wore a suit. fedoras There was some flexibility in casual wear. The shirts at right even have a semi-sloppy look to them with the shirt tail out. “Rebel without a cause” was influential in how teenagers dressed. Leather, Levi’s, and Converse sneakers helped create the look. Along with the famous circle and poodle skirts, ponytails, saddle shoes, penny loafers, and coloured sneakers were popular with teenaged bobby-soxers. Sandals, ballet slippers, and other casual footwear became increasingly fashionable, as pool parties and other casual outdoor activities became popular. Marlon Brando starred as a misunderstood motorbike punk in the film The Wild One (1953), dressed in blue jeans and a leather jacket. (Jeans, leather boots and a white t-shirt fast became a symbol of teenage rebellion for boys everywhere) Not all teenage boys adopted this look, though. Towards the end of the decade, many young men adopted the more tailored, British-influenced Teddy Boy style of dress - high-waisted, narrow 'drain pipe' trousers, long jackets, slim ties and large, shiny pointed shoes Most girls wore letterman jackets or sweaters of boy friends. Girls wore halter tops capris and pants (informal functions/ home). http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1950skidsfashion.html 50s 51 52 53 Boys clothing timeline 54 55 56 57 58 59 Girls clothing timeline 50s 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 -fake or real pearl/ big bead necklaces -brooches Women's hairstyles
wrapped a chiffon scarf around the ponytail for a casual and fun look.
poodle hairstyles got famous when the red-headed movie star Lucille Ball wore it. The bouffant hairstyle Beehive hairstyles rolled bangs, and soft curls was a great hair styles of the era gorgeous lipstick in primarily red tones, defined eyebrows, and rosy cheeks. Makeup Pastels were popular, like pinks, plus and yellows. Pale skin,pinks and red lips, little eyeshadow, Mascara was really popular, Rosy pastel cheeks. Mens Hairstyle Elvis Presley wore the famous rockabilly style, also referred to as the pompadour.Using pomade, slick back the sides while allowing longer hair on top to flow freely in a poof. slick back look. It is a simple cut with a part on one side or the other. Cream or gel is also used to hold the style in place as it is neatly combed back, exposing the ears. The man with a crew cut had the appearance of being stable and responsible. Because of this appearance, the style became popular with government officials and other men that held roles of leadership. Current events of the 50s and their effects on fashion Rock and Roll music brought the popular fashion trend the poodle skirt. Since women couldn't dress glamorous in the 40s because of the 2nd world war, all women dressed more feminine and glamorous. Some women went into the workforce because they worked during the war, so the suits were popular. http://www.loti.com/fifties_fashion/What_we_wore_during_the_50s_fifties.htm
http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1950timeline.htm
http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade50.html
http://doloresmonet.hubpages.com/hub/Fashion-History-Womens-Clothing-of-the-1950s
http://buff-history.buzzsugar.com/History-Fashion-1950---1960-1558102
http://www.skwirk.com/p-c_s-14_u-189_t-506_c-1873/nsw/history/australia's-social-and-cultural-history-in-the-post-war-period/social-and-cultural-features-of-the-1950s/fashion-in-the-1950s
http://www.enotes.com/1950-lifestyles-social-trends-american-decades/womens-roles With technologies the movies, radio, tv, newspaper, it was easier to follow celebertiys fashion trends.
like, marilyn monroe, Elvis,and Grace Kelly bibliography Handout The growth of the Canadian economy was sustained by consumerism and a newly defined status for the 1950s Rock and Roll music brought the popular fashion trend the poodle skirt. Since women couldn't dress glamorous in the 40s because of the 2nd world war, all women dressed more feminine and glamorous. Teens were the focal point of the era. The 1950s saw the introduction of a new range of synthetic clothing materials like nylon, acrylic polyester and vinyl.
- New advances in mass production allowed for more garments to be manufactured at greater speed and in greater quantity than ever before. Women's fashion - circle skirts, bright patterns,skirts and pants were pinched in at the waist to emphasise the waist and bust- Hair / makeup: The bouffant hairstyle, ponytail with scarf, beehive, soft curls, red and pink lips, pastel colours, Mascara. Mens fashion - suits gray,blue,brown, casual collard shirt and slacks, Hair - side part, slick back, crew cut,pompadour. Teens- guys( rebel leather jacket, white shirt, jeans, converses), Slacks , collard shirt, cardiagines, denim, Girls- circle skirts, poodle skirts, capris, flats,saddle shoes, penny loafers.
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