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Red Fashion in 1950s

28.03.2014 Posted in Red Fashion No Comments

A few weeks ago a friend who came over for dinner offered me a book about Fashion in the 1950s. When I flipped through the book, I was surpised how much the color Red was present at this period of time in all apsects of life. Not only were quite a few clothing items red, but there were red radios, gramophones, kitchen appliances and school acesssories. The 1950s were the post-war years. Quite naturally, women wanted to forget the austerity of the previous years – wear more feminine and elegant clothes and use more fun and flashy objects at home. So, the 1950s introduced quite a few amazing new inventions for the home, some of which still look modern today, while others seem rather incredible now. For example: a ‘new’ Red Heater model. Elegant and small, for the first time this Heater: –          allowed the regulation of the room’s tempreparture; –          could be easily moved around; –          fit into just about any interior.   I could easily see it being reproduced today, becoming a pretty and practical décor object in a contemporary apartement.   Other inventions of the 1950s looked quite mind-boggling, like this furniture with a sink. It had a sink on the left side, a drawer  with a mirror on the right side and more drawers under the sink. This bright Red piece of furniture could be placed in a bathroom or a bedroom. To me such furniture indicated that in the 1950s women still went out a lot […]