70’s fashion icons

If you could choose any decade to live in, what would it be?

I am definitely a person who wanted to be part of the 70’s and the 40’s, fashion wise. Otherwise I’m good living in the 20th century.

Sometimes we think that our generation have the most fun. But I believe our parents and relatives who were young in the 70’s must have had crazy times. So many new things were happening at that time! Coachella hasn’t got anything on Woodstock, really! And that is with or without Kendall Jenner, Gigi, Kate Hudson, Sylvester Stallone and his baby girl. Still when you look trough the pictures from Coachella you can really see that Coachella is all, fashion wise, 70’s from top to toe. People who would n-e-v-e-r be dressed that way in everyday life… is dressed that way. Including me who just bought round shaped sunglasses from the H&M Coachella collection. But I’m not going to Coachella, so I’m excusing my selfie from that.

I guess no one can escape fashion trends being influenced by the 70’s: and that it is here to stay. Whether you like it or not you will wear those wide-legged pants again (that goes for me too, who is into low jeans that couldn’t get any lower).

I want to share some true icons from the 70’s with you all: the ones that will always forever be fashion icons without trying.

Diana Ross
The real queen if you ask me. She just has so much of everything. And those eyes, just like Twiggy’s eyes! When she moved on with a solo career she became so much more than a singer and a fashion icon. Or like Oprah said; the first black woman she saw on TV with real Diamonds.

And even though her career started before the 70’s and continued after the decade I still associate the 70’s with her.

Farrah Fawcett
And how do I know about this bombshell? I actually think Farrah_Fawcett_1977it’s thanks to my father. You know that box with old stuff your parents buried somewhere in the house? In our home those boxes were filled with Hockey cards, LP’s and CD’s of Elvis, Donna Summer, Madonna and Gloria Estefan. That is how I came across Farrah Fawcett!

But I also found her through fashion courses. Anytime you hear André Leone Talley and Anna Wintour talking about the past Farrah Fawcett’s name always pops up. I get that; she really defines the 70’s fashion and a model/fashion icon everyone loved! And of course who haven’t heard about her in Charlie’s Angels!

Bob Marley
Well do I need to say more, even if his style was effortless! It was the coolest.
I used to put a scarf around my hair with big earrings as young girl and my mum said I looked like one of the female singers in the band. And I was like: really, is that a style? I think that also made me interested in his life, the people around him, and the lyrics that still blow me away. Also for me it’s always interesting to se black women and men as a fashion icons. Because as we know they are still underrepresented today, so it’s nice to see. Especially as far back as in the 70’s.

What do you say, is the 70’s fashion icons yay or nay?

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The information in this article is from the book Decades- A century of Fashion by Cameron Silver and the website biography.com.

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