The 1950s in fashion history:
The peak of the "New Look" by Christian Dior. Corset dress by Dior lead to a brief reveial of corset. Classic style dresses and corset dress are trendy again. Ready to wear fashion spread from the USA to Europe (Marx & Spenser). Origination of alternative fashion styles (Beat Generation and emergence of teenage styles in fashion)
The leading fashion designers of 1950s:
Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Emilio Pucci were among the most influential fashion designers and brands of the 1950s. Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel reopened her fashion house in 1954.
- Fashionable dances of the 1950s: Rockabilly, Rock-and-roll, Twist.
- Most influential new art movements of the 1950s: Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism.