theniftyfifties: Models wearing, left to right: a Lanvin beige taffeta cocktail dress, a Laroche dress and jacket in green wool, a Dior ankle-length empire dress, and a Cardin shocking pink flowered evening coat, 1959. Photo by Mark Shaw.
letterheady: Marilyn Monroe, 1958 | Submitted by Danny Gifford
bergdorfgoodman: katespadeny: Harper’s Bazaar, 1953

Josephine Baker performing after a 25-year absence in New York City, 1950. Photo by Eve Arnold.
wehadfacesthen: Backstage, 1950s
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ourmarilynmonroe: Marilyn on the 1st January 1953
fckyeaharthistory: Hans Hofmann - Pompeii, 1959. Oil on canvas 
theniftyfifties: Anne St Marie models evening wear, 1950s.
Stan Douglas — Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York
Hastings Park, 16 July 1955, 2008, from the series Crowds & Riots
Stan Douglas has been named the recipient of the prestigious Infinity Award for Art by the International Center of Photography, which will be presented tonight. Lightbox visits highlights of three projects from the artist’s prolific photographic endeavors.
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theniftyfifties: Gloria Vanderbilt in a dress by Mainbocher for Harper’s Bazaar, New York City, March 1955. Photo by Richard Avedon.
Opaque  by  andbamnan