Pure Seventies Style and the Icons that Defined the Decade

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Possibly my favorite decade for style is the 1970s. After watching American Hustle this weekend I was inspired to do some digging on the style icons of the era. Here are a few of my favorites and some ways to steal their iconic looks:

Bianca Jagger / The Drapey Maxi

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The Nicaraguan-born icon met Mick Jagger at a party after a 1970 Rolling Stones concert in France. She was a frequenter of Studio 54 in the 70s and 80s, notably arriving at the club on a white horse for her 30th birthday party. Though her marriage to the rock star wouldn’t last, she would later make her mark as a human rights activist.

Steal her lookIndah Jade V Neck Draped Lounge Dress, Revolve Clothing

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Faye Dunaway / The Fabulous Floppy Hat

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Actress Faye Dunaway made her first big splash in the 1967 film, Bonnie and Clyde alongside Warren Beatty. She would later win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in the drama, Network (1976). You can learn more about her life in her autobiography, Looking for Gatsby.

Steal her look: David & Young Floppy Felt Hat, Nordstrom
a04a0da0b6a254e0cb015353d30a04c7Bianca Jagger / Killer Aviators

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Yes, Bianca again, because she rocks those sunglasses. Another fun fact, Bianca’s daughter, Jade, is a jewelry designer.

Steal her look:  MICHAEL Michael Kors Kennedy Aviator, Michael Kors

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Farrah Fawcett / Bell Bottom Jeans

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Texas-born Farrah is best known for her role in Charlie’s Angels, though she started her career in commercials for brands like Noxzema and Max Factor. Farrah’s career took off after a photograph of her in a red bathing suit became a best-selling poster. Her “Farrah-flip” hairstyle became an international trend and influenced women’s hairstyles well into the 1980s.

Steal her look: Citizens of Humanity ‘Hutton’ High Rise Flared Jeans, Nordstrom

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Photo Credits: 1) Intro/Halston – Late Boots, 2) Bianca Jagger – ErinKimStyle.blogspot.com, 3) Faye Dunaway – Paris Vogue, 4) Bianca Jagger – www.elsecretocanario.com, 5) Farrah Fawcett – Glamour

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