Jan 9, 2011

Beauty Through the Decades: 70's

I must say that this era has slowly issued from  60s with it's swing, hippies and rock'n'roll into something you may call "totall 70s". The "it girls", musicians, celebrities and powers that be having the time of their lives in legendary Manhattan club "Studio 54". 70's was the time when models started to become supermodels like Janice Dickinson and Gia Carangi. In early and mid 70s female facionistas wore Halston. It was a period of disco and glamour. In fact, hair became the symbol of the era in more ways than one, evolving into perhaps the most powerful means of projecting an image or making a statement. For most of the decade, men and women of all ethnicities wore their hair long, natural and above all free. Long before Jennifer Aniston's Rachel cut spawed a million copies, american actress Farrah Fawcett created first must-have celebrity hair-style, and demonstrated it to the world on hit show "Charlie's Angels". Toward the end of the decade the punk movement arose in opposition to the hippie-influenced values of the era. Punks created a deliberately shocking, provocative look that included spiked hairdos dyed bright fluorescent colors, shaved and tattooed scalps, facial piercings and spectacular makeup. Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm Maclaren brought this extravagant and shocking style into fashion.
70s Revlon make-up Add featuring Jerry Hall, Iman and Janice Dickinson
 Jerry Hall is american supermodel who began her career in early 70s and became one of world's top models fronting campaigns for YSL and Revlon. During the decade of 70s she met Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music and achieved world fame as the star of his music videos and 1975 album cover. In 1979 she left Ferry for her most famous and long-lasting relationship with Mick Jagger from whom she has 4 children.
Bianca Jagger is known to the world after marrying legendary rocker Mick Jagger. In 70s Bianca was known for her partying ways and being an "IT-Girl" thanks to her adventures in "Studio 54": the Manhattan club that was all about sex, drugs and disco music.
  Farrah Fawcett was an American actress who became world famous for her role in 
"Charlie's Angels" TV Show.
France Gall is a French singer
 Diana Ross is an American singer and actress. Ross served as lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that included successful ventures into film and Broadway.
 Liza Minnelli a doughter of 30s legendary hollywood actress Judy Garland. In 1972 Liza won The Best Actress Oscar for her role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret. The distinct style of character soon became Minnelli's signature look, and she sported a short block bob, hure eyelashes and dark eye make-up throughout the decade.
Cher is an American recording artist, actress, director, and record producer.
 Ali MacGraw as Jenny in 1970's "Love Story" she became an instant style icon, noticed for her natural look, preppy outfits and woollen hats that became her signature style.
 Anjelica Huston became something of a fashion muse during the decade and she's closely associated with Halston, often wearing his glamourous designs. During 70's she dated with jack Nickolson.
 Barbara Brylska is a native Polish actress who also was featured in numerous films throughout the countries of the Warsaw Pact including the Soviet Union. She is noted especially for her role as Nadya in the 1975Soviet comedy film Irony of Fate.
 Marie Helvin was one of the best known faces of fashion scene. She marryied photographer David Bailey in 1971. And he quickly made her his muse, photographing her for a host of magazine shoots and covers throughout the decade.
Iman is a Somali-American supermodel, actress and entrepreneur. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. She is married to David Bowie.
 Janice Dickinson is an American model, fashion photographer, actress, author and agent. She has described herself as the first supermodel. One of the most successful models throughout the 1970s and 1980s, she expanded her profession to reality television in 2003 by judging for four cycles on America's Next Top Model. She subsequently opened her own modeling agency in 2005, which was documented as The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.
 Gia Carangi was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Carangi was considered by some to be the first supermodel. After she became addicted to heroin, Carangi's modeling career rapidly declined. She later became infected with HIV and died at the age of 26. Her death was not widely publicized and few people in the fashion industry knew of it. Carangi is thought to be one of the first famous women to die of AIDS.
 Debbie Harry achieved worldwide fame in late 70s, when her band called "Blondie" gained international success with 1978 single "Heart Of Glass". With her platinum blonde locks and distinct look, Debbie quickly became a style icon for punk fans.
 Siouxie Sioux is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known as the singer of the rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. She's considered to be "one of the most influential British singers of the rock era".
 Grace Jones is a Jamaican-American singer, model and actress. Jones secured a record deal with Island Records in 1977, which resulted in a string of dance-club hits. In the late 1970s, she adapted the emerging New Wave music style and adopted a severe, androgynous look with square-cut hair and angular, padded clothes. Throughout the 1970s, she also became a muse to Andy Warhol, who photographed her extensively. During this era she regularly went to the New York City nightclub Studio 54.
P.S. Dear Earthling, if i've forgot somebody beautiful and important of this time period - please do not keep silence! Leave Comments, telling me who should also be in the list. Merci.


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