The 1950s saw Rock 'n' Roll come to the fore, lead by the iconic Elvis Presley. Film stars Marilyn Monroe and James Dean also paved the way in fashion & popular culture, while American musical Grease was set in a 1950s high school.
Teddy Boys, Greasers & Beatniks were all the rage - in fact the Beakniks lead the way for the hippies of the following decades. Think thick-rimmed glasses, leather jackets, tight trousers... Read more about 1950s Fashion
& 1950s Lingo