1970s fashion began with a continuation of the miniskirts, bell bottoms, and hippie looks of the previous decade



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The 1970s
1970s fashion began with a continuation of the miniskirts, bell bottoms, and hippie looks of the previous decade.

There are 3 types of skirt : miniskirts, midi ( mid-calf lenght), and maxi (ankle-lenght). The hot pants became fashionable. The rock stars like David Bowie and the Roxy Music ispired fashion. The shoes that were more weared were the platform shoes. In the first part of the 70s there were jeans waistlines lowered but in the mid of the decade jeans became high-waisted. Flared trousers lasted until the end of the decade when the straight, cigarette-leg jeans came into Vogue. Farrah Fawcett, a famous american actress, popularised her typical hairstyle which demanded costant use of tongs and heated rollers to make the hair flicks.

In the second part of the decade, two opposite trends affected the styles of clothing, the disco fashion and the punk movement.

DISCO FASHION

Disco dance clubs created a venue for a new kind of clothing called disco wear, which was based on stretch clothes and light reflecting fabrics that shone under disco lighting.

Young men wore satin jackets, medallions, in the tanned chest in a opened shirt.

The film " saturday night fever" with John Travolta, showed how important it was for young people to run wild at the weekend.

Disco fashion was a tribute to lycra, gold lame and polyester.

PUNK FASHION

Punk is anti fashion and anarchic. Punks CUT up los clothes, destoyed the fabric in order to ricreate garments to attraction. they wore studded leather jackets and outrageous t-shirt. Shoes Punks chose were Dr. Martens boots, bodies were pierced in unusal parts such as eyebrown, cheeks, or lips. Punks exhibit a Tattoo or piercing somewhere in their bodies. Punk hair was spiked, and it was coloured green or pink. The fashion designer Vivienne Westwood opened a shop called "sex". This shop helped launch punk ad a fashion style even more.




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