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
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 look: Indah Jade V Neck Draped Lounge Dress, Revolve Clothing
Faye Dunaway / The Fabulous Floppy Hat
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
Bianca Jagger / Killer Aviators
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
Farrah Fawcett / Bell Bottom Jeans
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