4 Major Icons of 1970s Style — And How to Get Their Looks
Looking for a trend to master this spring? Look no further than the 1970s.
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While designer brands ranging from Gucci to Etro channeled the decade on their runways for spring, why not go back to the source for outfit inspiration from one of the grooviest decades to date, and take inspiration from the style icons that made 1970s fashion so iconic to begin with?
What's so great about the decade is the range of personal style — from the stars who made bohemian a trend, to the style-setters with more of a polished look, to the trendsetters who ushered in punk ahead of its time.
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Here are four classic fashion icons from the 1970s and how to get their look:
Nicaraguan socialite Bianca Jagger became a fashion tour-de-force in the 1970s the second she rode into Studio 54 on horseback in an off-the-shoulder gown. Jagger became known throughout the decade for her love of white, wide-lapel suits, and high-waisted pants, but it was her glamorous style touches like a fur thrown over her shoulder. or a great metallic shoe here and there. that turned her into a style icon for the ages.
Get Her Look: A white suit for day, and a jumpsuit or a sequinned maxi gown for evening. Think 1970s glamour through and through when channeling Jagger.
British actress Jacqueline Bisset may have been best known for her sex appeal during the 1970s, but her style at the time was much more comfy-cool tomboy than sex kitten. Bisset’s signature look consisted of denim, menswear inspired basics and simple accessories, and looks just as timeless and effortless today as it did then.
Get Her Look: Make sure to add a Safari-inspired jacket to your wardrobe this spring, and pair it will simple basics and minimal accessories (like a simple watch).
Nothing is quiet about iconic model-turned-singer Grace Jones, particularly when it comes to her personal style. A fan of over-the-top headwear, sharp tailoring and one-pieces, everything about Jones’ 1970s style was attention-grabbing and modern (even holding up today).
Get Her Look: Jones’ look is not for the fashion shy. The easiest way to imitate her is with a sharp, tailored pantsuit, worn without a blouse.
One of the first supermodels, not to mention the main squeeze of musicians like Brian Ferry and Mick Jagger, Hall was at her best channeling Studio 54 glamour during the 1970s. Not many people can pull off a lace onesie, but Hall did it with panache.
Get Her Look: Steal Hall’s signature 1970s style wearing a plunging neckline with a glossy red lip and chunky gold hoop earrings.