The 70s has always been perhaps my least favourite decade of fashion, the hippie - boho - peasant look just doesn't do it for me and I can't say I am much of a safety pin wearing, mohawk sporting punk either, to put it mildly. However I have been thinking, what with Christmas coming up and lots of festive occasions to attend in need of sparkly, uber - glamorous outfits, the 70's is actually quite and apt inspiration. Never mind the punks and the hippies, but what about Studio 54 glam, D.I.S.C.O. glitter, shimmering metallics and fluid shapes.
Abba's Agnetha -70's Dancing queen
The disco era is epitomised by the designs created by designers such as Paco Rabanne and Roy Halston and is actually quite a grown up look, if inspiration is taken from cult nightclub Studio 54 divas rather then the roller disco. Halston was the designer of choice for the Studio 54 A - list crowd and his iconic deep - v- necked, Grecian style dresses were adored by stars such as Joan Collins and Bianca Jagger.
To create the look this festive season think fluid silhouettes and plenty shimmer and sparkle. Wide leg trousers and skinny leg trousers, trouser suits preferably all white for Bianca Jagger lux style, shiny and chiffon fabrics, Grecian inspired floor length dresses or disco - diva mini dresses. Finish the look with Farrah Fawcett waves and glossy, sparkling make - up.
Modern style icon Kirsten Dunst in vintage Versace, is clearly taking inspiration fron 70's icon Lauren Hutton's 1980 Oscar look. Lame and metallic fabrics were a favourite for the dance floor and fluid, drop waisted dresses were popular in the late 70s and early 80s.
Likewise Leslie Feist's blue, glitter catsuit is reminiscent of Charlie's Angel's Jaclyn Smiths royal blue catsuit. The catsuit was (and probably still is!) a particularly head - turning disco look.
Bianca Jagger, above, in one of her iconic white trouser suits. Bianca who was a Studio 54 firm fixture, even got married to Mick Jagger in a white trouser suit, although this time it had nothing underneath and worn with a show stopping, wide brimmed, white hat. Fast foreword to the noughties, and the white trouser suit is out and about again, like this one from Kate Moss's Topshop collection.
Mary Kate's fabulous white dress reminds me too of Bianca's white Grecian Halston gown. The deep v- neck, flowing skirt and Grecian esque design were the key features of an attention - grabbing Halston dress.
The delightful LML at Modern Marie tagged me a while back so since it's the festive season I decided to give it a shot. So here goes.....
1. I draw shoes everywhere. All over my school books and most odd - on my hands while in class or whilst studying.
(One of my shoes - )
2. I have naturally ridiculously curly hair. And ridiculously big may I add too.
3. I have a phobia of yogurt. Seriously. My friends haven't eaten yogurt in school for years because of my issue.
4. I wish I was a 60's mod. (Fabulous 60's mod icon Jean Shrimpton)
5. I hold Biro's/pencils incorrectly. This means that I have a permanent lump in the middle of the third finger on my right hand.
6. I like to decorate my pencil case with old and/or broken jewellery. In fact my 'pencil case' is actually a handbag!
7. I overdress for everything. Ah, but like Vivienne Westwood said - "You have a better life if you wear in impressive clothes". Yes, definitely a very materialistic comment but lets hope there's some truth in it!