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


Fashion for Mademoiselle, 1959

Fashion for Mademoiselle, 1959

Detail from a 1952 Van Heusen sport shirt advertisement.

Detail from a 1952 Van Heusen sport shirt advertisement.

Model wearing a purple velvet dress by YSL for Christian DIor, 1958.  Jewellery by Vendome.  Photo by Philippe Pottier.

Model wearing a purple velvet dress by YSL for Christian DIor, 1958. Jewellery by Vendome. Photo by Philippe Pottier.

Fashion photography by Gordon Parks, 1959

Fashion photography by Gordon Parks, 1959

Fashion by Balenciaga, 1952.

Fashion by Balenciaga, 1952.