1963: Tania Mallet (Photo by John French)

As Coco Chanel once stated, "“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” In this set of photographs we look back in time to see how women used to dress, how glamour wasn't just a word mentioned during special occasions but one that symbolized everyday life. Adorned in statement hats, pearls and furs, these pictures show us just how beautiful, classic and glamorous a woman can be.

1960 Vogue

50's Dior - Mark Shaw

October 1956: Vogue

LIFE - Photo by Nina Leen

1951 Anita Ekberg (LIFE)

Aug 1950 (1950)

Oct 1952 - Photo by Gordon Parks (LIFE)

October 1956 - Vogue

Jean Patchett

May 1955 Vogue

1957 Dior Paris (LIFE)

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Comment by Alyssa Anda on December 19, 2010 at 3:24pm

I have such an appreciation for the fashion of yesteryear. These photos are certainly a gift!

Comment by PANDA JU on May 5, 2009 at 10:54pm
so chic!
Comment by Charles on March 6, 2009 at 11:39am
this one ain't 50's but it rocks too
Comment by Charles on March 6, 2009 at 11:39am
I love the look and feel of the 50's fashion photos.

Comment by Annie on March 6, 2009 at 7:12am
so so so beautiful!! i love this time period! seriously--"where'd the glam go?!"
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