THE 1950s
In 1950s Paris, Haute Couture emerged from the austerity of the war with a tailored yet feminine look best epitomized by the just –introduced Chanel Suit with its little braid-trimmed cardigan jacket and soft skirt; the slightly fitted jacket and pencil skirt of Balenciaga and the continuation of Dior’s curved and peplum’d “New Look.” Stateside? It was all about the nipped-in waist. …crinolines…the poodle skirt. .. Marilyn Monroe. And rock ’n’ roll
Balenciaga Chanel Dior


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