Monday, March 16, 2009

The Elegance of the 1940's and 1950's

The 1940's and 1950's were all about elegance and style. Ladies with their fitted suits and Kelly bags were so amazing! The Kelly bag was named after the movie star Jean Kelly, the picture of elegance and poise. Another star that personified this style spanning all the way through the 60's was my favorite, Audrey Hepburn. Could you get more style and grace? Filigree pins and beautiful classic strands of pearls were all the fashion in the forties. Coming out of the 20's and 30's Deco period with geometrical angles led the forties in with softer lines and shapes. Ladies clothing fit the curvy lines of their bodies and accessories were more feminine with ornate details and flowers. The fifties led them even further into bolder fashions. The alligator bags and very colorful patterns were all the rage. To set the perfect backdrop for these styles the home interiors changed as well. In both the forties and fifties the furniture style took a bold turn from their classic wood styles from the past. New materials such as Bakelite and acrylics were used with formed plywood and chrome. This was a very exciting time for designers, we still take many of our modern design concepts from this period. Mid-Century design was and is
revolutionary to the design world! You have recycled in style by wearing retro redesigned jewelry.

1 comment:

  1. Love the appearance of your blog. Your 40's , 50's finds are Tres Chic. Congrats.