In collaboration with Council’s Celebrating Type — 1950s Trend in Melbourne Exhibition, come and step back in time to an era of grace and elegance. The movie’s standout robe moments (which embody Sabrina dancing dreamily round a tennis courtroom in the dead of night, as one does) began the enduring designer-movie star relationship between Hubert de Givenchy and Hepburn, a trend pairing that lasted through the remainder of the actress’s life.
The virtual disappearance of French trend houses through the warfare led American designers to explore their very own creativity. Most males within the 1950’s maintained clothes with informal and modest colours, together with dark blue, dark brown, and charcoal. There are two major silhouettes in 50s fashion – the wasp waist with full skirt and the slim becoming pencil skirt. Dior’s iconic ‘New Look’ arrived in Paris in 1947 and resulting from it is vastly different form to the battle years – had an infinite impression on the style world.
It was an era like no other for recognizing future style and beauty icons, too, as newcomers Marilyn Monroe , Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn were the primary to showcase new ideas – from the bikini to the IT bag, to Christian Dior’s New Look.
Although McCardell did work and examine in Paris within the 1920s, and was very influenced by the work of Madeleine Vionnet , she is remembered as the quintessential American designer, modern in her refusal to imitate revered Parisian designers. Most vogue illustrations in magazines confirmed the clothing in sketch type moderately than photographs.
It seemed that, since the finish of World War II, trend was taking a very long time to settle into an accepted kind which would stand, traditionally, as the look of the mid-century; however possibly it was a part of the character of the time to permit this latitude for girls to suit themselves as a substitute of forcing them right into a mould that is perhaps appropriate or unsuitable.