Despite the mayhem caused by the World War II, the 1940’s still managed to set a milestone for the fashion industry. It was an era of the pioneering fashion trends and new silhouettes, and many of those trends are still considered today. Here is a list of the greatest icons of the 1940 fashion who paved the way for the fashion in the fifties.
- Christian Dior
When it comes to the 1940’s fashion, the outstanding silhouette of Christian Dior rejuvenated the post-war fashion style of women and revived the fashion industry in some regions of France as well. The ensemble included full elegant skirts, waist-cinching jackets. It was actually Dior’s first and became the ‘New Look’ for the eternity.
- Ava Gardner
Ava Gardener was one of the most beautiful and successful actresses of that era. We remember a glimpse of her when he showcased the graceful value of a belted waist and a stylish neckerchief in the 1944.
- Bette Davis
She was a genuine 1940’s fashion look. We remember how Bette Davis flaunted her blue gown in 1943 and wearing red color on her lips.
- Doris Day
Doris Day is one of the finer evidences on how to work on a nautical trend on the shooting of a 1948 movie called ‘Romance On The High Seas’. The trend of draping the blazer over one’s shoulder never goes out of style.
- Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth had a knack to embrace this unique style which bore a pair of wide-legged trousers and monochrome flats in 1940. You can add this look to your work wardrobe too.
- Katharine Hepburn
On the set of The Philadelphia Story in the 1940s, Katharine embraced a gingham dress and cinched-in waist. The ensemble bore a Peter Pan collar which was a popular trend back then, and people still wear it today.
- Joan Crawford
Joan had a knack to excel the fashion in the forties every time, with his floral prints and some jewels to complement with the ensemble.
- Grace Kelly
Princess Grace of Monaco always looked flawlessly chic even when she was a teen model back in 1947.
- Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers often nailed the look effortlessly by donning a wide-brimmed hat and a graceful skirt back in 1942.
- Barbara Stanwyck
Stanwyck was known for her uber-embellishment and flashy cocktail jewels that made her define the look of a complete screen goddess back in 1941, along with a curl that complemented her beauty.