Style Profile: 1970s Fashion Icons

The Sex Symbol: Farrah Fawcett
Calling all Angels… Who can forget that tousled-haired, beach-blond, body-perfect goddess? Portraying Jill Monroe in the infamous Charlie’s Angels television series, she defined a generation of beauty queens. Her beauty became so legendary as to have her one-piece red bathing suit, worn in 1976 for a poster shoot, enshrined in the Smithsonian Museum’s “Pop Culture” department.

-All that glitters: to channel this bombshell, go for sequins and a halter top!


Ali MacGraw:  The Good Girl
Still today, Love Story’s golden girl is a fashion inspiration: top designers such as Michael Kors often reference her iconic style in their collections. In the 1970s, she inspired a generation of girls and was the symbol of American classic – and even a spokesperson for Chanel. To get the look, think classic chic: pair this season’s flared jeans, a menswear work shirt and a large knit or trench. Top off the outfit with a pair of wedges and a mid-sized satchel.


Jane Birkin:  New Age It Girl
This Brit It girl of the 1970s may have been better known for her steamy romances than for her artistic career, but one thing everyone can agree on is her important influence on the fashion of her time. Hermès immortalized her essence by designing a handbag after the muse and young women everywhere still channel Jane Birkin by donning mini skirts, long and wavy locks, bare legs and oversized white blouses. Oh, add a floppy hat and large sunglasses for extra oomph and poof! a Birkin is born!

How about you, who is your 1970s style icon?


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