Pants that don’t restrict the blood flow in your legs. More
This look defies the laws of reason, but it totally works. More
The 1970s are back at Fashion Month, and here’s the hair you’ll need for fall. More
Searching for a cool specific decade-themed Halloween costume but don’t want to do a ton of prep work? We’ve got you covered with female and male style icons, celebs and characters! More
The 70s might be most famous for the crazy glamorous hair everyone was wearing, but the makeup deserves a look too. More
“I am woman, hear me roar,” sang Helen Reddy in 1972. And boy were we roaring. The decade marked the decline of the Vietnam War, and with it the radical hippie culture that permeated the 1960s.
Tom Wolfe deemed it “the me decade” for a reason, but it may have been called the Ms. marathon instead. The magazine and the passing of Roe v. Wade — both in 1972 — was a turning point for the modern woman. Gloria Steinem, arguably the women’s movement loudest activist, was quoted as saying “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” Here’s what dating was like in the 1970s… More
There were other buxom blonds out there, once.
Here she is in 1970. More
You’re going to kick yourself for not getting this. Unless you got it immediately, in which case, you are very clever!
From the Bathhouse series, Vogue, 1975
This bag is as if everything my mother wore between 1975 and 1985 was distilled down into one fabulous, amazing handbag. (For the record, I was only around for the latter six years of that time period. But I’ve seen pictures.) More
Okay, these pieces will make you look like Ali McGraw only if you start straight ironing your hair and… become Ali McGraw. I guess what I really mean is that if you had worn these pieces in the 1970′s you probably could have gotten a role an an extra in Love Story. More
For this shoot for French Vogue in 1970, Guy Bourdin smeared a film of glue onto the models’ faces before applying hundreds of sequins. He then decided it would be best to paste them over the model’s entire bodies as well. Unfortunately, after applying the glue their skin could not breathe, and the models began blacking out. The editor said “we can’t go any further. These girls will die.” And Guy replied “Oh it would be so beautiful – to have them dead in bed!”
(They didn’t die, fortunately.)
You feel creepy for admiring this picture now, don’t you? More
Clue: she grew her hair out long for this Vogue 1974 cover, and does not look amused.