Vanity Fair Magazine Articles
The Atlantic Monthly Articles
The Outlook Articles
People Today Articles
American Legion Monthly Articles
Sea Power Magazine Articles
Confederate Veteran Magazine Articles
flapper magazine Articles
La Baionnette Articles
PIC Magazine Articles
Outing Magazine Articles
Stage Magazine Articles
Life Magazine  Articles
National Park Service Histories Articles
Punch Magazine Articles
Men's Wear Articles
Current Literature Articles
The New York Times Articles
Hearst's Sunday American Articles
Click Magazine Articles
Creative Art Magazine Articles
Rob Wagner's Script Articles
The New Republic Articles
American Legion Weekly Articles
The Smart Set Articles
Photoplay Magazine Articles
Leslie's Magazine Articles
Ken Magazine Articles
PM  Articles
Saturday Review of Literature Articles
The Dial Magazine Articles
Theatre Arts Magazine Articles
The North American Review Articles
Direction Magazine Articles
'47 Magazine Articles
Film Spectator Articles
Film Daily Articles
Trench Warfare History Articles

 




Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

The old adage about dress hemlines serving as reliable economic indicators (you can read about it on Wikipedia) certainly did not ring true for the United States during the post-war era when prosperity sent the stock market to new highs and the hemlines dropped 12 inches. This fashion revolt commenced in Paris, when Christian Dior showed his first collection in 1947 - couturiers in every style capitol in the West willingly kowtowed and a new era in fashion was born. With this abundance in wealth came the compulsion to throw parties - which in turn required the booming fashion industry to meet the new fashion requisites created by the nations new hostess class. Among the many American designers who stepped up to meet this challenge was Claire McCardell (1905 1958).

The new affluence was also felt in the publishing world: the bookshops of the Fifties dispensed the musings of numerous savvy authors from the sophistication-industry who wrote about cocktails, barbecuing, and decorating - subjects that heretofore had never had such a broad readership.

From Amazon, a terrific well-illustrated book about the consumer culture of the Fifties: Populuxe

     


(Amazon)


The Strong Economy and its Effect on Fashion (Quick Magazine, 1951)

Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2008 Old Magazine Articles