What we love about the 1970's
January 09 2015
Can you imagine the world without ABBA, Grease, or Vivienne Westwood? We most certainly can't! The Seventies definitely deserve a look back as well as one big thank you for what they gave us.
Lets start with music. Although you might not perceive the 1970's as your favorite age of music, it surely touched your life one way or another. Whether you still like to dance to Ladies' Night by Kool and the Gang, scream to Highway to Hell by AC/DC, or hum to Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, you should know that the Seventies got to you too. To strengthen the list of musical legends of the 1970's, we have to mention Queen, Eagles, Supertramp, ABBA, Bee Gees, Electric Light Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, and Led Zeppelin. And those are still just a few of the eternal musicians who are rocking it ever since.
Moving on to the film, yet still sticking with music; some of the greatest musical films of all times – Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Hair are also the results of this amazing era. And musicals were not the only hits of the decade: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Godfather, or Star Wars are such classics, that the film industry would simply not be the same without them.
1970's were a great time for architecture. New York welcomed The World Trade Center and The Sears Tower, the world's tallest buildings at that time, and Toronto welcomed its new landmark – the CN Tower.
What comes to your mind when you think of the Seventies and fashion? Is it the hippie style with flared trousers, diy and patchwork, punk, glam rock, or the jersey dress? There is a lot that came into fashion during the Seventies. The trends for men were sideburns and Mohawk hairstyles, baseball jackets, tie-dye shirts, bright colors, and leisure suits. For women the hairstyles went from long and straight, to a feathery cut, while platform shoes, hot pants, and jersey wrapped dresses were the fashion must haves. If you had seen any of the earlier mentioned musicals, you already know that the clothing styles were very much influenced by Hollywood films and popular music stars. As for the designers, Seventies meant the start for Manolo Blahnik, Roberto Cavalli, Diane von Fürstenberg, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Vivienne Westwood, and things wouldn't be the same without Missoni and Yves Saint Laurent.
''Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.'' - Vivienne Westwood
So, do you think the Seventies had done it well?
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