The Nifty Fifties
A celebration of fashion and popular culture of the atomic age.
Long live '50's glamour!


Students at a high school dance in the ’50s.

Students at a high school dance in the ’50s.

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell rehearsing on the set of ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, 1953.

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell rehearsing on the set of ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, 1953.

Catalina swimwear advertisement, 1959.

Catalina swimwear advertisement, 1959.

Grace Kelly being fitted for an outfit, 1950s.

Grace Kelly being fitted for an outfit, 1950s.

1957 sewing pattern illustrations

1957 sewing pattern illustrations