The French 1950s fabrics are very similar to what would have been found in the USA in that same era, although the French have always continued to produce a large quantity of very classic French motifs. Below, I've selected a few pieces that show a similarity to American design in their Calder-esque and deconstructed thematic exuberance. Out with the old and in with the new.
And, we can't forget the 1950s flamingo craze, can we?
I'll revisit mid-century modern movement again in the near future. The post-war simplicity and boldness of design mingled nicely with 19th century French geometric prints and with 1930s American ethnic prints.