the 1950 gave us the best decade of style and icons that are still adored today. Here are a few of my favourites.
22nd April 1923 – 11th December 2008
Known as a “Bondage and Pin Up Queen” Page has been one of the greatest inspirations for many. Not only hopeful pin ups, nostalgia buffs but also in many subculture communities.
Her life was not without scandal , as you can imagine being a fetish icon in the 50s, it was a very different and definitely a more conservative time then.
She left the industry in the late 1950s and went into seclusion, living her later years out of the spotlight claiming she hated seeing her idols grow old and that her fans would rather remember her from‘glory’ days, so to say.
Page was nick named the girl with the perfect figure, a girl that was both naughty and nice. From her raven hair ,s hort bangs and distinctive style she still inspires fashion and media today making her a true Icon.
"[Jerry Tibbs was] the one who got me wearing bangs. For years I had my hair parted down the middle in a ponytail, tucked down around the sides. But he said to me, ‘Bettie, you’ve got a very high forehead. I think you’d look good if you cut some bangs to cover it.’ Well, I went and cut the bangs, and I’ve been wearing them ever since. They say it’s my trademark."
1st June 1926 – 5th August 1962
“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.”
Norma Jean transformed into Marilyn Monroe (1946) by dying her brunette hair platinum blonde. She was the first to grace the covers of Playboy magazine in 1953 and and is still seen as one of the sexiest actresses of all time.
Even after her untimely death she is loved and adored and well known for her figure, blonde hair and ‘breathless’ voice.
She will forever be an Icon and a sex symbol.
“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.”
4th May 1929 – 20th January 1993
“My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.”
Originally dreaming of becoming a ballerina, her tall stature and lack of constant training throughout the war ultimately ended her career as a dancer.
Starred in many favourites such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady and Funny Face just to name a few.
Having worked with Givenchy on several occasions, Hepburn was known not only for her style and grace but also her humanitarian achievements as a UNICEFF ambassador.
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