I kind of consider the 1950s (when it comes to fashion, at least) as starting with Dior’s New Look in 1947 and continuing until the early 1960s when styles became more simple, hemlines rose and the Mod era was born.
Here are some of my favourite garments from this time, and some choice pieces from the private collection of Dr Lynn Savery.
“Atomic” print cotton sundress
Beaded cardigan from Hong Kong
Nylon petticoat with accordian pleats: from Lynn’s collection
One of Lynn’s Lilli Ann suits (late 1940s)
Melbourne made Hula Girl dress- with applique, embroidery and beads.
Silk opera coat from Collins street icon “Le Louvre”
Spotty silk frock from “Le Louvre”
Red and black wool jacket – collection of Lynn Savery.
Black wool suit – collection of Lynn Savery.
Polished cotton sundress.