Fashion icons we all know and love: make way for the most stunning looks of the 50’s!
The 50’s and 60’s were a wonderful time. Mid-century style was born and spread around the world, and we’ve witnessed the appearance of some of the most iconic actors and actresses, movie directors, interior designers and architects. They loved the world, and the world continues to love them. Today, we’re taking a journey through our favorite 50s fashion icons and showing you the incredible design pieces inspired by them.
“She wore the clothes; they never wore her.”
With her dainty features and unassuming nature, Audrey’s style was symbiotic with her personality. No matter what she was wearing, she always stunned with her incredible figure and sense of style. Everything fit her perfectly, perhaps due to her undeniable charm that hit you with a simple, almost non-existent smile.
“In the 1950’s, in a time of boring colors, she brightened everything up.”
A legendary movie star and fashion icon, Marilyn Monroe is still the jewel of Hollywood, the love of many hearts. No one could forget Marilyn’s pink satin Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend gown or the revealing nude sheath worn to sing Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy. But more than her incredible looks, Marilyn’s ability to spot up-and-coming designers made her a fashion visionary.
“Fashion style may change through the years, but Bardot remains an inspiration to many.”
Not just a screen legend, Bardot was also an icon in the fashion industry, inspiring many with her love of the South of France and for her iconic seaside style. From her elegant 1950s dresses, gingham print skirts and black shirts with the smallest waist ever, to her carefree seaside style with beach hair and barefoot-look, all the way to her classic Parisian 1960s look, she had a timeless style that we can all learn from.
“Grace Kelly was one of the first actresses to cultivate her own consistent signature style, which was simple, but refined and elegant.”
Grace Kelly’s impact on fashion is enormous; not only was Gucci’s Flora pattern designed specifically for her and one of the most timeless fashion items, the Hermes Kelly bag, bears her name, but she was also one of the first stars to really hone a consistent ‘signature style’. She is regarded as having the ability to make anything look elegant, even a cast for a broken arm. Still to this day we are greatly inspired by her classic and elegant style that was always a joy to the eye and soul.
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“Thinking of 50’s and 60’s fashion icons it’s immediately remembering the iconic Twiggy, a supermodel and a remarkable and accomplished woman.”
This British fashion model whose gamine frame and mod look defined the industry during much of the late 20th century is a true icon in the world of fashion and an extraordinary woman that still inspires many to this day. She didn’t just stay relevant for her looks, but also for her acting, singing and even for the books she wrote. However, we’ll always know her best by the skinny, blonde, mop-topped, teenaged model who took the fashion world by storm.
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