He said what? 25 of Karl Lagerfeld’s most memorable quotes

He said what? 25 of Karl Lagerfeld’s most memorable quotes

The outspoken designer had an opinion on everything; from children and Pippa Middleton to tattoos and Coco Chanel, there wasn’t a topic that escaped his cutting wit…

Karl Lagerfeld quotes

One of fashion’s greatest ever icons, Karl Lagerfeld has sadly died at the age of 85. Below we take a look back at some of the most memorable (and infamous) quotes from the legend himself.

On his expensive taste

On his feelings after a fashion show

On his motivation to lose weight

On love

On the use of fur in fashion

On political correctness

On never letting appearances slip

On Coco Chanel

On his infamous sunglasses

On not wanting children

On his iconic style

On listening to other people

On jogging bottoms

On his cat, Choupette

On fashion designers being too busy

On tattoos

On his diet and weight loss

On his humility

On his winning formula

On his ambition

On his fashion staple

On short, unattractive people

On making excuses for bad style

On the Middleton sisters

On retirement

We’re certain the Lagerfeld legacy will never be forgotten.

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Best White Sneakers For Women – Sneak These White Sneakers Into Your Shoe Closet Right Now

Best White Sneakers For Women – Sneak These White Sneakers Into Your Shoe Closet Right Now

Still jumping on white sneakers?

You must, if you are not. This is a country to which everyone has to join because there is something for all of us. Whether it's high tops, platforms, designer brands, tennis shoes or just white shoes, there's one for each of our preferences and eccentricity. Here are our most popular white sneakers available on the market at the moment. Check them out!

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Medace Tribute Versace Sneakers are a superb combination of fashion street and functionality. So, in days when you want comfort without compromising fashion, you know which shoes to turn to.

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This is what London street style looked like before Instagram

This is what London street style looked like before Instagram

Another season of London Fashion Week is almost over, and with it another season of cool street style looks that will no doubt set the trends for SS19. But whilst we’re now used to seeing them all over social media (if it didn’t go on Instagram, did you even wear it?), that wasn’t always the case.

Ever wondered what Londoners wore in the 20s or 30s, or even the 50s? Well wonder no more, because Ancestry, which specialises in family history, just shared their fashion records with us.

This includes fashion shows dating back to 1916, including images of London’s best-dressed woman of 1937 – Rosita Forbes – sporting the year’s biggest trend of wide leg trousers, an Ascot riverside parade in Richmond, the evolution of the Crinoline, top models learning new makeup tricks and more. Scroll down to see these and more pics.

Date: 31 May 1937
A riverside parade of Ascot fashions attracted a large audience at Richmond. The parade was held on the terrace of Mary Childs overlooking the Thames. A parade of Ascot fashions by the riverside at Richmond Bridge.

Date: 1916
London Fashion. The Cordoline – an improvement on The Crinoline

Dresses from the Gay Ninetees meet the fashions of today on the Promenade Deck of a Pleasure Cruiser built high on the roof tops of a Bayswater store.

Date: 23 Jul 1953
Two of the top models of the future, now training at London’s biggest model school, are 20 year old Ticia Burrows, of Surbiton, and 22 year old Jean Leeson, of Fittleworth, Sussex. They are shown some of the new tricks of make-up by Miss Marjorie Wood, the Beauty Counselor, who is “headmistress” of the school, in Pont Street, W.

Date: 26 Jan 1929
The very latest in gloves have heavy trimmings to the cuffs. Here is a unique of black kid gloves with “mousquaitaire” tops covered with fine white wool embroidery of antique design thus supplying an additional ornamental cuff to a coat

Date: 25 October 1937
Rosita Forbes, traveller, writer and explorer, and London’s best dressed woman, known in private life as Mrs. Arthur McGrath.

Date: 23 Sep 1923
Her Majesty the Queen, who has Returned to London from Scotland for Two Days Takes the Opportunity to See the New Fashions and Select Autumn Clothes. Her purchases included new styles which she will wear for next Tuesday, on the occasion of the launching of the new Cunarder. Mannequins, who wore the gowns for the Queen, returning from the Palace, with some she had selected. FOX PHOTOS. SEPT. 23.

Date: 27 Mar 1937
A few months ago eight pretty girls were lining up outside employment exchanges in Wales, hoping for jobs. Now after a few weeks training they have blossomed into West End mannequins. They are the “vanguard” in a scheme evolved by Miss LucyClayton, who is recruiting girls from Wales for her mannequin school, training them free of charge. Photo shows- The eight Welsh girl mannequins seen in London.

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6 extra moments from New York Fashion Week

6 extra moments from New York Fashion Week

Missed all the New York Fashion Week coverage? Here’s what you need to know.

Longchamp brought Paris to New York

For its second season showing at New York Fashion Week, Longchamp added a touch of Parisian girl chic to the Big Apple. There were studded leather mini skirts, pussybow blouses and printed midi dresses. Kendall Jenner, the face of the brand, was sitting front row. She explained what drew her to the brand, ‘I think something that I really appreciated about them was their sense of Parisienne style but also they find a way to bring in those New York aspects, and of course the whole equestrian thing is what drew me to it, but also the timelessness of it.’

She was joined by Emma Roberts, and Kaia Gerber walked the show.

Barry Manilow started the party to Michael Kors

Over at Michael Kors, whose collection was inspired by Studio 54, Barry Manilow serenaded the crowds with a performance of his cult hit, Copacabana, and the crowd went wild. Models – clad in gold lamé, sequins and feathers – even went on stage to party with him.

Kate Spade paid tribute to its creator

There was lots of buzz around this show, as it’s the first time the brand has had a runway show at New York Fashion Week. It was also the first collection by new creative director Nicola Glass since the brand’s founder Kate Spade passed away in June of last year. The result was as uplifting as you’d expect. There were heart-shaped accessories perfect for Valentine’s Day (whether on purpose or not), and cute basket bags. The collection itself featured dreamy pastel shades and cute prints, and Kate’s spirit was very much present throughout, including on the seat cards, which read, ‘She left a little sparkle everywhere she went. In Loving Memory 1962–2018.’

Tomo Koizumi took ruffles to the next level

Tomo presented his first show at NYFW, after being discovered by stylist Katie Grand. Dreamy was the order of the day, with ruffles galore, in all the shades of the rainbow, as modelled by Gwendoline Christie, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski. Obviously, Instagram loved it.

Paris Hilton made a proper comeback

If you’ve ever been into The Simple Life, you’ll love the fact Paris walked the runway at The Blonds, wearing a decidedly Paris outfit (silver, tassels, sequins).

Street style set the tone for fashion month

tonal dressing

If you weren’t on board with tonal dressing, you will be soon, because the micro trend was all over the streets of New York Fashion Week, and even Duchess Meghan is getting in on it.

Head-to-toe browns, camels, khakis, whites, pastel pinks, blues… Anything goes, and it always looks chic.

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The BAFTAs 2019: See all the red carpet pictures

The BAFTAs 2019: See all the red carpet pictures

Who wore what on the BAFTAs 2019 red carpet….

Awards season is officially underway with London playing host to the EE British Academy Film Awards this evening. Here’s everything you need to know about the BAFTAs 2019 red carpet as it happens.

For the second year running, the BAFTAs will be hosted by Joanna Lumley, who took over ceremonial duties from Stephen Fry (the British institution had presented the awards no less than 12 times), meaning Lumley still holds the accolade of being the first ‘solo’ woman to present the awards since Mariella Frostrup, who hosted alongside Stephen Fry way back in 2001.

Taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, with A-List nominees and presenters already walking the red carpet, this year promises to be a memorable award ceremony, and an even more memorable red carpet in this highly politicised time.

Whilst we’re undoubtedly excited to see if the breakout film of 2018, A Star Is Born will sweep the board with it’s strong nominations, and if Olivia Coleman will pick up the Leading Actress BAFTA for The Favourite, our eyes and ears are well and truly looking to see how the #TimesUp movement campaigning against sexism and inequality will cascade down the red carpet.

See all our favourite moments from the BAFTAs 2019 red carpet.

From Amy Adams to Maya Jama and Laura Whitmore to Lucy Boynton, see all the action from the BAFTAs 2019 red carpet…

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Create amazing fashion shots every time with the help of this nifty little camera.

Create amazing fashion shots every time with the help of this nifty little camera.

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When it comes to learning and developing your skills nothing quite beats hands-on experience and a healthy dose of trial and error. So with that in mind, we teamed up with Fujifilm to host a fashion photography workshop to enable everyone to create amazing perfect Insta-ready images and fashion shots every time, powered by the new Fujifilm X-T100 camera (RRP £549).

We assembled a team of experts, as well as eight keen photographers and spent the day road testing the X-T100, from discovering the ins and outs of flat-lays, getting a first hand insight into shooting a fashion shoot, plus learning how to nail those edgy street-style shots.

With everyone usually reaching for their phone to take images, it’s easy to forget about the art of photography and using an actual camera. That’s what makes the FUJIFILM X-T100 so special, not only is it super easy on the eye, featuring classic retro styling and is lightweight to boot, it also features a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor which basically means you can achieve the amazing photo that Fujifilm is renowned for – think super-sharp with incredible detail.

After a quick Photography 101 where we learnt about aperture, composition and lighting led by Jamie Stoker, who has covered fashion weeks for the likes of Burberry and Dior, it was on to start the three segments of the day and for everyone to finally get their hands on the goods and test out the camera.

Shop now: Fujifilm X-T100 Camera, £549

Stil life

It takes a keen eye to master still life photography – just because you’re snapping an inanimate object, it doesn’t mean it’s easy. It takes a keen eye for detail, a steady hand and a sharp focus to take flat lays that are going to stand out. We challenged our photographers to work between three ‘live’ flat lay sets, which they could modify using different light set ups and props to get their ultimate professional set up.

What makes a static image come to life on Instagram? The device you use. Yes, you can get amazing shots with a smart phone, but nothing can beat the precision of an actual IRL camera. The Fuijifilm X-T100 has a high res electronic viewfinder and intuitive swivelling touchscreen which takes the guess workout of getting the perfect frame. Yes, this camera has your back.

Model shots

There’s nothing like being on set with a full team of creatives; from photographer to hair and makeup artist to stylist and model, when everyone comes together it really can be something special. With the help of the camera’s built in advanced hybrid autofocus system and speedy 6frames per seconds shooting mode, no moment was missed and everyone was able to capture the perfect shot. The lightweight and nifty camera really is easy to use and the built-in flash works well in this setting but should you need to add an external flash, handily there’s a hot-shoe connection.

Street Style

Street style imagery is one of the most popular types of content you’ll see on Instagram. You get more candid shots than a studio set up, and they’re often more fluid and let’s face it, more fun. We were all excited to get out on the streets of Shoreditch, London’s (unofficial) street style capital and put our amazing model Alex to work. This is where the camera came into its own. For a start, it’s light and compact. If you’re opting for a simple pancake lens, you can easily slip this camera in a jacket pocket or bag, so no excuses for not having your camera on you at all times.

We shot in multiple locations – from contemporary graffiti-lined streets to shooting outside 18th century-fronted shops – which resulted in a lot of images. The ‘always on’ Bluetooth function was a lifesaver – using the camera’s in-built WIFI connection, we could easily connect to our smart phones to instantly transfer the images, upload them and share on Instagram, which is basically the dream.

Scroll through for a look at some of the shots taken on the day. If this sounds like the perfect day out stay tuned because we will be hosting another workshop in the coming months.

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Lady Gaga wore a dress to the SAGs that was only on debuted on the runway SIX DAYS AGO

Lady Gaga wore a dress to the SAGs that was only on debuted on the runway SIX DAYS AGO

Queen Gaga strikes again

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Lady Gaga has been killing it this awards season with her many, many beautiful red carpet looks. Attending all the hottest ceremonies from the Golden Globes to the Critics’ Choice Awards, she’s been flying the flag for her movie A Star Is Born, in which she played co-lead with Bradley Cooper. But we have to say, even we were impressed to see her wearing a gown that was first shown on the catwalk for the first time ever six days ago.

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Yep, Gaga’s Dior Haute Couture dress was only shown in Paris a mere six days ago 0n 21 January. The show stopping white dress features a plunging neckline, sharp split to the thigh and cinched in waist area.

It was worn by a model in Paris at the couture shows, and from there the design was next seen tonight, on Ms. Gaga herself. The singer and actress paired her dress with some simple white pointed heeled pumps and a great selection of chunky gold jewellery.

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We were also loving Gaga’s beauty look on the night, which featured a berry colour scheme, most notably on her lips and on her nails.

All hail Queen Gaga.

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There’s a new Topshop jean style and it’s even better than the Joni

There’s a new Topshop jean style and it’s even better than the Joni

Topshop is good for many things, including that sleek satin skirt, however we all know its most popular items are jeans. So much so that one pair sells every 10 seconds, that’s a lot.

Until now, the Jamie and Joni jeans have been firm favourites, but there’s a new style in town which is about to blow them all out of the water.

It’s called the Editor, and it is basically the ultimate straight jean. It has a flattering high waist, and although it comes in different lengths because that’s how Topshop rolls, it’s best worn so it just grazes the ankle.

At the moment it comes in both tall and petite, in a bleach denim, mid blue and grey, but my sources tell me they will launch in off white and washed black in February.

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The bleach is the best-selling at the moment, so make sure you snap it up before it sells out, though I’ve been assured there will be monthly top-ups due to its popularity.

Wear them now with a chunky knit and ankle boots, and with a relaxed t-shirt and peep-toe mules come spring. I’ll be investing in all colours as I don’t see it going out of style any time soon.

You’re welcome.

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29 red carpet dresses you couldn’t really eat, drink or sit down in

29 red carpet dresses you couldn’t really eat, drink or sit down in

Practical shmactical. Here’s the A-listers who took the ‘go big or go home’ approach to red carpet dressing.

If you wore some of these dresses in real life you’d probably get arrested. But in the red carpet parallel universe, ‘naked’ dresses have become pretty much the norm. Here are some of the boldest.

Jennifer Lopez in Versace in 2019

Did you know that J Lo wearing that green Versace dress all those years ago is the reason Google Images exists? Yep. She was probably just celebrating that fact when she wore this Versace cape as a dress for an InStyle shoot. We imagine.

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Kendall Jenner at the British Fashion Awards 2019

Wearing Julian Macdonald. Bonus points for the nude panties.

Winnie Harlow at the Cannes Film Festival

Wearing Jean Louis Sabaji at the Cannes Film Festival. If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

Kim Kardashian out in Miami in 2016

To be fair, Kim Kardashian is a pro when it comes to naked dresses, but we reckon this is her most daring to date. Imagine eating a pizza in that.

Gabrielle Union at the Oscars after-party

Maybe Gabrielle couldn’t decide whether to pitch up to the Oscars after-party in a long black dress or a bandeau bikini. And why decide when clearly you can wear both at once?

Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian at a fundraiser in New York

Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian

The Kardashian’s are, of course, past masters at both a) strategic red carpet body reveals and b) theming their wardrobes. In this case they’ve both taken an ‘ordinary’ red carpet dress and lopped a big old portion out if it – in Khloe’s case a ‘dress’ that tapers in around the legs and waist, in Kourtney’s one that appears to have been snipped out over the thighs. See how the two dresses also subtly mirror each other in style? These ladies are Kardashians so that’s clearly not an accident – e.g point b).

Chrissy Teigen at the AMAs

Naked dresses

In general we just really like what Chrissy Teigen is about (see her best moments on Twitter for more details). Very few women could pull a dress like this off, but even fewer – when they realise they’re accidentally flashing the ranks of cameras – would deliver a comedy ‘whoopsy!’ and side-step their way across the step-and-repeat like a cat burglar.

Naked dresses

Kendall Jenner at the 2016 Met Gala

It’s hard to know where this Versace dress ends and Kendall begins, but we love the colour and all that white spaghetti junction detailing. The sort of dress about 0.000001% of the population could pull off.

Madonna at the 2016 Met Gala

This is obviously not the first time we’ve seen more of Madonna than we bargained for, but it is possibly the first time we’ve seen her in an outfit inspired by the medical ‘kinesiology tape’ she uses to support her tired muscles on tour (we haven’t made that up by the way, that was the inspiration).

Rita Ora at the 2016 Met Gala

Rita swept into the Met Ball looking like a beautiful metallic bird of paradise. Back in a more demure time ‘daring’ red carpet dresses would sweep low across the back or torso – now they’re very cut to show off the thighs too, which must make moving around without flashing anyone a carefully thought out business.

Karlie Kloss at the 2016 Met Gala

There are dresses you can’t really have a big dinner in. Then there are dresses you can’t really have any dinner in.

Ciara at the 2016 Grammys

Ciara’s Alexandre Vauthier gown appears to have been cut to ribbons. Luckily, her skin and body is great so she didn’t even need to run to a haberdashers before stepping out onto the red carpet at this year’s Grammys. Though that ‘step forward’ pose she’s doing appears to be extremely necessary as well as flattering.

Diane Kruger at the Oscars after-party

This writer shudders to think what sort of side-view she would present if she was asked to slip into this see-through Reem Acra number. But then this writer is not Diane Kruger.

Rita Ora at the Atelier Versace show

It’s tiny. It’s bright orange. It has a tangle of tenuously knotted ropes holding it all together. Few women posess the minerals to step out in something like this. But then of course this is not Rita’s first rodeo…

At the VF Oscars party Rita braved the world’s cameras in this sheer Donna Karan affair. Surely no elaborate M&S multiway could have delivered an underwear solution to this one. Her answer? Lose the undies altogether.

Beyonce at the Met Gala

This success of this look is 5% sheer fabric, 5% strategically placed embellishments and 90% double-sided tape and hope. Being Beyonce, she’s gone for death or glory and worked this one from every possible angle.

Rihanna at the CFDA Awards

The #FreeTheNipple campaigner presents a pretty solid case here. We love the glittery 1920s headgear.

Irina Shayk at the Oscars after-party

This almost-doesn’t-qualify-as-a-dress dress (which appears to come with built in tights? How does she pee?) is very similar to the one Rita Ora wore to the same party on the same night. We like to imagine they saw each other, LOLed heartily and took a joint picture.

Jennifer Lopez at the Billboard Music Awards

J-Lo is queen of the sheer, barely there dress. There was also this Met Gala number:

How is this woman 47?

Miley Cyrus at the amFAR Inspiration Gala

Below the hips it’s actually pretty demure. Up top it’s a hard-working network of glittery bands. All credit to Miley for managing to make this look quite elegant.

Kylie Jenner at the AMAs

In 2015 the thigh split took on higher and higher dimensions, as Kylie is demo-ing with this Bryan Hearns chainmail number.

Kendall Jenner at the VMAs

And speaking of thigh splits, Kylie’s sister Kendall went for one of the highest on record in this Fausto Puglisi frock. Again, we have a lot of questions about underwear/dress strategics here.

Jaimie Alexander at the Thor premiere

The actress braved a near-vertical sheer panel for the Thor premiere. Double-sided tape (we presume) was applied liberally.

Iggy Azalea at the MTV Video Music Awards

We feel like this dress did originally have an underslip, but Iggy thought ‘to hell with that’.

Maggie Q at the Divergent premiere

You need a killer bod to pull this off. Luckily Maggie Q has one. This reminds us of a certain Liz Hurley safety pin dress of red carpet folk legend…

Gwyneth Paltrow at the Iron Man 3 premiere

When asked about wearing this side-baring Antonio Berardi dress on the red carpet, Gwyneth Paltrow quipped ‘let’s just say everyone went scrambling for a razor [before she wore it] I work a ’70s vibe . . . You know what I mean?’ We’re with you, Gwyneth.

Now for a few from the archive…

Liz Hurley at the Four Weddings premiere

All cutaway dresses owe their allegiance to Liz’s safety pin dress. The Versace LBD she wore to the Four Weddings premiere in 1994 made her a household name overnight.

Rose McGowan at the VMAs

McGowan turned up wearing this to the 1998 VMAs with her then-boyfriend Marilyn Manson, making all naked dresses that have gone before and after look tame.

Jennifer Lopez at the Grammys

The hip-grazing Verace dress JLo wore to the 2001 Grammys set a new red carpet precedent. Fun fact: it’s also the reason why Google images exists.

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20 iconic outfits that prove the 70s really were the best fashion decade

20 iconic outfits that prove the 70s really were the best fashion decade

From Joni Mitchell to Cher, we highlight the greatest icons of 1970s fashion.

Anyone who’s paid attention to the catwalk these past few seasons will know that the 70s have inspired designers such as Victoria Beckham, Chloe, Stella McCartney amongst others for a while now. That decade was quite simply bold and overstated at its best.

Continuing the 1960s fashion theme of individual style, flares, platforms, fringing and suede dominated the era with icons aplenty; Joni Mitchell, Cher, Bianca Jagger and more making huge waves in the style world. It’s safe to say the seventies’ style was a stark contrast from the 1980s fashion that followed it.

From Gucci to Halston, Laura Ashley to Biba, there were plenty of brands making 1970 fashion their own back in the day, giving us hippie chic, power dressing, glam rock and even punk – all within an exceptional 10-year timeframe. Here are 20 iconic get-ups that prove that the seventies really were the best fashion decade.

Diane Von Furstenberg’s 1970s fashion

Diane Von Furstenberg 1970s fashion

Diane made her now-iconic wrap dress in 1974 after setting out to create a relaxed, silk jersey dress that could suit every woman’s body shape with ease. Originally available in a small range of very seventies prints, she was quickly given the cover of business bible Newsweek and declared the ‘most marketable designer since Coco Chanel.’ The magazine was right, and by 1976 Diane had sold over 5 million of the dress worldwide, building a lasting fashion empire in the process. A true seventies icon.

Joni Mitchell
’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

The poster girl of hippie chic, Joni Mitchell was undoubtedly one of the seventies’ ultimate style icons – and with good reason. She wore tie dye blouses, earth-goddess hair and billowing kaftans like no other, usually completing her trademark look with bare feet and a guitar in hand.

Cher’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

First rising to musical fame as one half of Sonny and Cher, the star released a whopping 10 albums in the 70s meaning, quite simply, that she was absolutely everywhere. From more-is-more prints to epic perms, she trialled every trend the decade had to offer with gusto, meaning she was seventies fashion personified (and she’s still considered an absolute legend today).

Halston’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Meet the 1970s’ most popular guy; The (now legendary) designer Roy Halston Frowick shot to fame in this decade thanks to his minimalistic draped gowns and his greatest invention, the jersey halter dress. You’d find him at Studio 54 with Elizabeth Taylor on one arm and Liza Minelli on the other.

Studio 54’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Speaking of Studio 54, the New York was the Seventies hottest ‘place to be’ bar none. From Andy Warhol to Yves Saint Laurent, anyone who was anyone could be found right here, having the time of their lives every day of the week. Here’s Bianca Jagger riding into her Studio 54 birthday party on a white stallion, just because.

The Osmonds and ALL the 1970s fashion trends

1970s fashion moments

Just look at Donny and Marie Osmond. Could they be any more seventies? The fringing, the platforms, the glittering lurex trousers. The Osmond family hit the big time in 1971, becoming clean-cut idols for teens around the world. We said it was fashion, we didn’t say it was always good fashion.

Marie Osmond’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

But really, Marie Osmond’s hair in 1974! Hair everywhere reached new heights in the 1970s as full-on perms and disco afros became de rigueur – the bobs that defined 1920s fashion were long gone (for now, at least). Frizz Ease and straighteners weren’t really available to the mass market, and so a lot of people kept their manes like this.

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

The late David Bowie’s alter ego skewed ideas about gender and fashion in the seventies; the star would perform in spray on leotards, foil flares and a whole lotta face paint. The ultimate style chameleon, Bowie transformed his look again and again throughout his career, but this will always be the moment where he changed 1970s fashion (and beyond) forever.

Diana Ross’ 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Post The Supremes, Diana was all about lilac eyeshadow, loose wrap dresses and XXL hoop earrings. Like Cher, she whipped up an incredible nine albums in her first decade as a solo artist and was a key style icon, too. We’re sure the sepia tones and retro wardrobe choices in this picture must have inspired American Hustle?

Karl Lagerfeld’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Before Karl Lagerfeld became the reigning Kaiser we all know and love at Chanel, he worked for another major fashion label – Chloé. His vision defined the house’s trademark boho direction, an aesthetic that current designer Clare Waight Keller still nods to today. We love the below swimwear look from his 1974 collection, perfectly encapsulating what 1970s fashion was all about.

Bo Derek’s braids

1970s fashion moments

Running along the beach in her nude halter one-piece, Bo Derek’s appearance in hit film 10 earned her pin-up and 1970s fashion icon status for good. Every woman everywhere copied those braids and the movie scene became iconic.

Barbara Hulanicki’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

What did real women wear in the seventies? Barbara Hulanicki’s London boutique Biba experienced a huge sales boom, selling bell bottom power suits (cat covered, of course) and smock dresses in saturated colours, all at affordable price points. The roots for high street fashion were firmly planted and, thanks to an unrivalled mail ordering service, women around the country were able to experience fast fashion for the first time.

Margaret Thatcher’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Whether you love her or loathe her, the Iron Lady definitely knew how to make a fashion statement. Her rainbow coloured suits and trademark pussy bow blouses ensured she stood out from the men in suits on every political occasion.

John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Saturday Night Fever hit cinemas in 1977 and the world fell head-over-heels in love with disco. John Travolta’s car-salesman suit and Karen Lynn Gorney’s major commitment to ruffles had everyone reaching for their platforms and dancing their troubles away. Nothing quite says seventies like a disco dancefloor, am I right?

Laura Ashley’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Women were hooked on Laura Ashley’s romantic silhouettes and floral-drenched prints when it came to getting their 1970s fashion fix. When they were first created, the Edwardian-style dresses and vintage-look fabrics divided opinion amongst the more fashion-forward. ‘They’re not particularly clothes for making a splash in a dramatic place,’ the designer justified at the time. ‘They’re simple garments to wear at home, and when you get home perhaps you need the security of nostalgia.’ Personally, we love them.

Farrah Fawcett’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Farrah Fawcett became one of the most celebrated TV icons ever when she took on the role of private investigator Jill Munroe in hit series Charlie’s Angels. She and co-stars Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith defined the working woman’s wardrobe of the 1970s; checkered shirts, skinny rib vests and, of course, a high waisted pair of flares were seventies uniform.

ABBA’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Now there’s a pair of flares. Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid burst onto the music and fashion scenes in 1972, introducing the UK to the concept of ‘Scandi cool’ for the first time. Their outfits were outrageous (but we loved them) – think sequin hot pants and silver moon boots, or the entire quartet all clad in white kimonos. Just glorious.

Elton John’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Oh, those tinted glasses. When it came to 1970s fashion, the must-have accessory was a pair of sepia shades, as sported by Elton back then (and pretty much every day ever since). Here he is at Studio 54 with and equally glitzy Diana Ross and Cher. Definite squad goals.

Debbie Harry’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

Double denim? Hell yes. The denim market completely exploded in the 1970s as a denim shirt and flared jeans were declared the decade’s ultimate casual wear ensemble. Newcomer Debbie Harry caught on to the trend early, just as Blondie took off and the punk era really kicked in. Teamed with lashings of smokey liner and tousled her, she was the epitome of seventies punk.

Vivienne Westwood’s 1970s fashion

1970s fashion moments

The new queen of punk Vivienne Westwood was about to make fashion history when she opened her boutique Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die on Kings Road in 1971. Two years later, she changed the shop’s name to SEX, turning fetishes into fashion under the catchy tagline ‘rubberwear for the office.’ It was innovative, expressive, and the people loved it – it’s no wonder she ended up becoming one of fashions biggest names.

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