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Fashion of the 50s and 60s (Part 3)

Pierre Balmain Pierre Balmain was born in 1914 at Saint-Jean de Maurienne in France. His father was in the drapery business and his mother ran a fashion boutique with her sisters with the name, Galeries Parisiennes. He started early by studying architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts while also doing drawings for the designer, Robert […]

Fashion of the 50s and 60s

Fashion of the 50s and 60s (Part 2)

Fashion of the 50s and 60s (Part 2) Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre Balenciaga, who was Basque, found himself chased out of Spain due to the Spanish Civil War and found himself in Paris. He retained his loyalty to the Paris fashion scene after World War II by participating in “Théâtre de la Mode”, a traveling doll […]

Fashion of the 50s and 60s (Part 1)

 I’ll try and not get too serious, but fashion of the Mid Century is a fascinating subject. We have to go back to the 20s and 30s to see the shift in fashion that leads to the Mid Century and continues today. Fashion was divided between the classes before World War II. The fashion worn […]