"take the realistically painted background from before, and simplify it." is what Jacques said.
simplify it? they were good at simplifying things in the 50s. some of those designs i really love! so I'll emulate. yay.
don't know if it's done or not... maybe...
NOTE: illustrations of women in the 50s and 60s almost always had tiny hands and feet. don't ask me why, but it's true.