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


Anne Gunning wearing Balenciaga, 1951. Photo by Philippe Pottier.

Anne Gunning wearing Balenciaga, 1951. Photo by Philippe Pottier.

Model wearing an evening gown by Balenciaga 1958.

Model wearing an evening gown by Balenciaga 1958.

1950s college students

1950s college students

Carmen Dell’Orefice and Betsy Pickering for Harper’s Bazaar, 1958. Photo by William Helburn.

Carmen Dell’Orefice and Betsy Pickering for Harper’s Bazaar, 1958. Photo by William Helburn.

Max Factor cosmetics advertisement, 1959.

Max Factor cosmetics advertisement, 1959.