The Golden Age was undeniably stylish- as the setting for the glamorous wardrobes in classics like Roman Holiday and Some Like it Hot.
The “New Look,” sparked by Christian Dior, marked the mid-century’s fashionable place in history’s closet. In 1947, Dior launched his first collection “House of Dior” which created a new signature shape for the 1950’s. Full skirts, small waists and pointed busts began to decorate the streets with cinematic haute couture.
This fall, get ready to see some mid-century class on the runway! Designers such as Miuccia Prada and Celine’s Phoebe Philo are bringing the “new new” look into their collections this season.
This week’s Style Crush, Lana Del Rey’s soft 50’s flair joins her music and her wardrobe. She does it right too, usually while rocking a bouffant (a 1950’s full-bodied hairstyle MUST) and pin curls.
“Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past.” — Lana Del Rey
This first reminiscent look (above) comes from an editorial shot for the March 2013 issue of Vogue UK. The dress is courtesy of Louis Vuitton’s 2013 collection. The frill on the poodle skirt-esque fit could be easily seen alongside Sandy and the Pink Ladies. The gloves and bejeweled collar add a tasteful blend of 50’s and current style.
Lana’s classic red gown mirrors Marilyn Monroe, as seen in the 1953 film, Niagara. She wore the Vivienne Westwood gown to the BRIT awards last year (where she was named the International Breakthrough). The low, rounded shoulder line brings a feminine appeal that was iconic in the 50’s.
Lana does midcentury casual in high-waisted jean shorts and a girly, belly-baring, white top. The high-waisted look graced the pin-up years and is undoubtedly coming back. The curve flattering fit is similar to a Doris Day white bikini. High waisted jeans and shorts are an easy and fun way to bring the trend into your daily style!
So Ladies, take note from Style Crush Lana Del Rey for a look that could likely be seen in the back of a Chevy Bel Air at the local drive-in!