The seventies was an era that saw a lot of changes. The hippie movement was in its last stages. There was lot more experimentation with fashion. Mini skirts became popular as did bell bottomed pants, Lycra, and many other such clothing items. But who were the fashion forward celebrities who became responsible for the popularity of most of the fashion trends of the seventies? There was no shortage of fashion icons in the era and there were some truly mind-boggling and spell binding moments in fashion. In this article, we take a look at those fashion icons of the 70s that have truly been an inspiration for fashion lovers.
Style Icons from the Seventies
There was no shortage of icons in the world of fashion in the seventies. There was always someone on the scene ready to introduce the world to a whole new fashion trend and to make it the it thing to try. We give you an overview of who we think were five of the biggest icons in the world of the fashion.
Sure she became more famous for her long term relationship with Mick Jagger, but the fact remains that American model and actress, Jerry Hall was a great inspiration in the world of fashion. Discovered at the French Riviera, she belonged to Texas and started her fashion career at the tender age of fashion becoming an immediate favorite and charging an astronomical USD 1000 a day. She was a regular on the Studio 54 scene and has credited her mother for her love for fashion.
Anjelica Huston was famous for wearing flowing materials that gave her a certain feline quality. With her dark hair and sultry charcoal lined eyes, she became the it girl in the seventies after having been a staple on the catwalks since the late sixties when she landed her first cover at the tender age of sixteen. Of course she soon became Hollywood royalty with her relationship with Jack Nicholson becoming the talk of tinsel town. Her style statement was moody and that was probably why she was the darling of the fashion world.
Before the Rachel and Jennifer Aniston became household names, Farrah Fawcett ruled the world of hairstyles. She was the original Charlie’s Angel and made feathered hair, flared trousers, and red swimsuits a fashion must. She had many beauty secrets which included using petroleum jelly to make her eyelashes look shinier than they already were. With her blonde feathered hair cut which thousands of women all over the world copied, she became the fashion icon to emulate in the seventies.
This star of the seventies was born to be a fashion icon. After all she had the right genes (her mother was superstar and movie actress Judy Garland). She became the fashion icon she was with her role in the 1972 movie, Cabaret in which she played the role of the innocent yet gutsy Sally Bowles. Her dramatic over the top makeup, the theatrical bob hair cut, made her the style icon that she deserved to be. For the next decade or so, she was the role to mimic if you wanted a change from the innocent look that was favored on the ramp.
So, with the number of women on this list, maybe it is time for a guy who became a fashion icon in his own right, and no name shines brighter than that of John Travolta. First with his leather jacket and white tight tee, motorbike riding role in Grease and then his dancing avatar in Saturday Night Fever, he unleashed some serious fashion into showbiz. The white suit was the look to don for most guys in the seventies. His wardrobe and hairstyle became the talk of the town.
These were just some of the celebrities who we think are the best examples of fashion icons of the 70s but there were many other stars who made an impact. Other honorable mentions include Ali MacGraw, Faye Dunaway, Sex Pistols, Bianca Jagger, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Stevie Nicks. Fashion comes and goes but there are icons who always stay on our mind.