Decades Post – The Retro 1950s

Colors: Since the 1950s was after the huge post-war decade where women symbolized themselves as being as string as men with solid darkened colors (earth tones mostly), it became a decade with a large pop of color. This year included pinks in their colors because the economy was high enough to buy different colors in their products.

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Fashion: In the 1950s, fashion became more feminist compared to the 1930s. The waist on the silhouette became smaller and from the waist down it began to poof out making the women’s figure look more like an hourglass.

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Furniture: 1950s furniture includes retro renovation. There were many pastels included in this decade on interior design. Many of the couches, dining tables, and floors were pastel/tint colored.

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Cars: 1950s cars became more rectangular topped instead of a dome like structure as the rooftop of the car. Their engines became newer and more invested by many people because of their improvements in this decade.

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Movie Stars:

Marilyn Monroe (Original Sex Symbol & Actress)

Marilyn Monroe


Elizabeth Taylor (Actress Best known for movie Cleopatra)

Elizabeth Taylor

Art Style: Surrealism – a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.

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Artist: Salvador Dali


Was a famous surrealism painter who lived for 85 years. Not only was he a painter but he also wrote a few scripts and acted as well. Many critics were upset about investing so much in putting his work out there because after a while he started doing little work, if not that, then nothing at all. So it was like what was the point of investing so much money on someone that wasn’t going to do anything to make up for that money given.

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