It’s the 70’s
Food, Film and Fashion have always held hands as intertwined creative forces. Today, we’re leaving food behind for the day, and talking Film and Fashion! The two entities are often a merged product of time, space, and inspiration. So, color-block me verklempt to feel that the hottest designers are as excited as I am to gain fashion inspiration from the era that keeps on keepin’ on!2013, as was 2010, 2011, and 2012 is back to the future to 1970’s fashion. The 70’s are timeless. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Versace, Gucci, Rachel Roy, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, and one of my all-time favs, the incomparable DVF, Diane von Furstenberg have upgraded the Bohemian Oeuvre to premier levels of sophistication; the Disco Queen personifies Luxe; and the Lady Fox is timelessly Über Chic. Sub-, Un-, or more often Consciously, designers have drawn inspiration from such fashion character icons of 1970’s cinema as Diane Keaton as Annie Hall, Diana Ross as Mahogany, Faye Dunnaway as Laura Mars, Pam Grier as Foxy Brown, and Jody Foster in Taxi Driver.
Who knew forty+ years ago that the 70’s were here to stay! I did!When you think of Annie Hall. Wait, you HAVE seen Annie Hall, haven’t you?! If you haven’t, immediately add it to your Netflix queue. Know you will be blown away by the confidence of Diane Keaton’s ease in the “boyfriend look”. Do as Annie does this upcoming season: think layering of blazers, vests, loose trousers, long skirts, brogue wedges, and boots. Don’t forget Annie’s signature tie, and you’re well on your way.
Pam Grier? Exceptional. What more can I say?! Forever THE quintessential 70’s IT Girl! THAT wardrobe with so much talent, body-ody-ody, attitude, and STYLE! Never a wardrobe malfunction; Sista wore that Fro! Grier’s versatility of style was uncompromising, confident, and secure. Casually, Grier’s flared pants, midriff tops, billowy hair, and platform shoes aren’t at all dated. Not today.
It may be that most women don’t think, “I wanna dress like a 14-year-old prostitute from the ‘70s” – HA! However, it must be said that Jodie Foster’s look as Iris Steensma in “Taxi Driver” is a true inspiration. Marc Jacobs has been bringing sexy back through the casual fire of crop tops, high-waist short shorts, platform sandals, and big floppy hat.
Who doesn’t love a BIG floppy hat?! Effortless glamour on a hot sultry day is what’s happening TODAY!
Diana Ross will forE-V-A and always be Mahogany! You are not allowed to call yourself a fashionista, or a diva if you have not seen this movie … at least twice. As a part of the creative costume design team for this movie, Ms. Ross does the Damned thing. The wardrobe in this movie is electric! The ‘wider-the-better brimmed hats’, sleek hair, draping for days, juxtaposed color blocking, and fur accents! In the 70’s Ms. Ross was a revelation! In 2013 … You better WERK!!!!!VERSACE!
The Eyes of Laura Mars stars Faye Dunnaway as a New York fashion photographer. There is intrigue, super natural phenomena, and one hell of a closet. Faye embodied suspense, a darker side to allure. In an on camera wardrobe of predominantly camel shades, Faye Dunaway is CHIC CHIC CHIC. Tory Burch brings it home this year with movement!
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It’s all Groovy!