For our 150th anniversary, we’re celebrating the palettes of some of the most memorable decades, like the 1950s. The exuberant post-war boom was a mix of styles, including mid century modern and Scandinavian. Soft pastels like lilac and chartreuse were all the rage, with pink and turquoise appliances in the kitchen and laundry. Want this throwback flair in your home? Try Chartreuse SW 0073, Radiant Lilac SW 0074, Holiday Turquoise SW 0075 and Sunbeam Yellow SW 0078.
Evening dress, by Christian Dior, Paris, 1955. Ivory silk satin one-piece dress; floral embroidery with rhinestone, bead, sequin, and polychrome silk thread; boned at underbodice; matching stole at center waist; tulle underskirt. The dress was worn by ballerina Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) for her Buckingham Palace investiture as Dame Commander of the British Empire on February 7, 1956. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE.
Marc Bohan, 1953. Could have been on the runway in Paris this week.
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