This 1953 award winning advertisement for Vanity Fair is a truly beautiful and elegant. Photographer Mark Shaw does a superb job capturing the models in their flowing gowns. You even get the impression that some of the shots were pulled straight from Ancient Greece or Rome.
Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit. Following on from the Spivs and during the early 1950's some teenage gangs started to appear in the East End of London and they became known as Cosh Boys.