1950s style included feminine and romantic silhouettes - full circle skirts, fitted pencil skirts and A-line shapes - that marked women's return to home and hearth after the war years.Dior and Balenciaga are the most successful designers in this decade. And all of the beautiful changes from Dior "New look" 1947
Fashion illustration by Berley Studios, a subscription service that provided copies of sketches to the fashion industry, (a forerunner of today’s fashion forecasting and reporting businesses. Subscribers included major American manufacturing firms and design rooms. Sketches made after viewing the Paris collections include such famous designers as Balenciaga, Balmain, Chanel, Dior, Lanvin, Paquin, Schiaparelli, and Vionnet.
Kendall Jenner inspires us daily with her off-duty street style outfits and this one is one for the books. The puffer jacket has long been a New York City necessity during the winter, but has proven a fun trend to try everywhere after being showcased at Balenciaga and Stella McCartney. The model paired the statement piece with straight-leg jeans and patent leather platform creepers.
"1870 Doll" with costume by the House of Balenciaga, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train. This dress was inspired by one made for Princess Metternich, a great patron of the arts who was responsible for introducing Charles Frederick Worth to the Empress Eugenie, his greatest client.