We can thank Christian Dior for the gorgeous style of the 1950's. He launched his first collection in 1947. Known as the "New Look," it featured the classic rounded shoulder, tiny waist, and full skirt that we all know and love. After the frugal, plain styles during the war, women were ready for the glamourous new fashion. The influence of Dior's "New Look" can (thankfully!) still be seen today.