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Ever since the Dr. Martens boot, which celebrated its 55th anniversary this year, became a symbol of youthful rebellion, it has never gone out of style. Now major fashion brands have taken cues from the Doc’s distinctive features — a chunky sole, welted construction and sturdy leather upper — for durable boots of their own.

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The 1950's may appear to be a time of innocence in the U.S., until you see the movie: "Rebel Without a Cause," starring James Dean and Natalie Wood. My idea that the 1950's was somehow idealyc has changed quite significantly since seeing this movie last night with my husband at the Palace Theatre in Louisville, KY. Nonetheless, the fashion styles do generate a thin skin of peaceful appropriateness and a certain panache.  Let's have another look at  the collections from CREATORS STUDIOS FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS. We looked at some of these fashions from the 1950's about a week ago.   This striped dress cuts a sleek figure with a bow tie at the neck that looks both sexy and assured. What a...

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