The 1950s is often remembered as a period with poodle skirts and leather jackets. Women showed their femininity through color and styling. Men displayed their masculinity through leather, denim, cars and motorcycles. Slicked back hair was also all the rage. In this decade the modern pin-up was born by drawing many elements from the decade. Many pin-ups today indirectly reference the optimism of the 1950s as a reason for loving the style. A sense of new beginnings and acceptance of new ideas. Enjoy the fun colors and retro styles shown below that characterize this important time period both here and abroad.