Significant Designers Contributions to FashionDior: bell suit, wasp waist
Balenciaga: tunic dress, high-low dress, sleeve, sack dress
Fath: plunging necklines, hourglass figures
Chanel: boxy suit, chemise dress, quilted handbag
Popular Movies of the Decade
Glamour, Wholesome, and Pin-up Styles
Basic and Timeless Uniform of the Greaser
West Side Storyhttp://youtu.be/aenJ5V43Xvk
Willem de Kooning
Are You a Square?
A time of both squeaky-clean Disneyland and unkempt, edgy beatniks.
Beatnik: the first Hipsters? Hangouts: coffee shops
Instrument of Choice: bongos
-horizontal striped shirt
White or Black T-shirt
Slicked back hair
Actually brought back in the 70s to react against disco. Blew up again in the 90s.
Teddy Boys: British Fashion Edwardian-style, tailor made clothes paired with brothel creepers and chunky brogues.
Father Knows Best
This was the quintessential family of the fifties, what every family was aspiring tothe good life from the fruits of good living.
The Womans Role
Woman, get in that kitchen and make me a sammich!
3 Most Recognized Dresses Circle, Shirtwaist, and Coat Dresses
The Everyday Dress
Women in the Workforce
The Conservative ManIvy League or Preppy
Other Mens StylesPink Was All The Rage The Western Look
The Mans Role
Men were expected to carry the financial burden of the family.
Social ActivitiesDrive-Ins Sock Hops
The Eisenhower Economy
Overall grew by 37%
Median Family had 30% more purchasing power.
Cheap oil from domestic wells kept industry running
Federal deficit to grow to stimulate the economy