I say this with utter sincerity: the 40s will always be my biggest style inspiration. Seriously, sometimes it consumes me.
There's something about the newness or shapes post-war. The defined shoulders. Less fullness in the skirts. The red lips. The Victory Rolls. The delicate detailing.
Mad Men gets it. Zac Posen's Pre-Fall 09 presentation relives it. How's that for juxtaposition? 1940s style in a 21st century line.