50s-inspired looks have been increasingly making their presence felt in the fashion world. An interesting aspect of this is that designers, photographers and models are not limiting themselves to just the mainstream culture or counter-culture of the era; they are mixing and matching from both worlds to create a retro and familiar, but nonetheless distinct look.
The examples featured here are inspired by fringe beatniks, rebellious greasers as well as straight-lace housewives and working men. This contrast provides a welcome variety while maintaining a degree of coherence to the look. Pompadour hair-dos and leather jackets blend into a sea of cocktail dresses and collared shirts. From Kerouacesque bohemian to suit-and-tie businessman, these 50s fashions have something for everyone.
45 Funky 50s-Inspired Looks
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By: Josh Triantafilou - Published: Apr 11, 2012