Tag Archives: 1954

Fadshions – Teddy Girls

I was alerted to a really interesting post yesterday about Teddy girls. These were the female equivalent of Teddy boys – a working class subculture movement styled on Edwardian men’s clothes and early American rock music. In december 1954, freelance photographer … Continue reading

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Shop Windows – 1954 subway fashions

In May 1954 Toronto became the first Canadian city to have a subway. To advertise the grand opening, Simpson’s department store did a series of windows showing what the well dressed rider would be wearing in the subway.

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As Seen In… Newton Elkin for Pandora shoes

This a great example to show how advertisements in fashion magazines were often drawn instead of photographed because drawn illustrations could idealize the product — the slimness of the heel and the narrowness of the toe. These shoes were designed … Continue reading

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