Fashion

Seventies style icons

To celebrate our seventies inspired fashion shoot in this week's Stylist, we look back at the original style icons who dared to wear flares, hotpants and maxi dresses the first time around.

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  • Jacqueline Bisset

    Favouring flares, bell-sleeved shirts, retro t-shirts and hotpants, Jacqueline Bisset could make the simplest of outfits look stunning.

  • Marie Helvin

    A gypsy, hippie style was Marie Helvin’s signature look. She could always be spotted wearing maxi length flowing dresses and skirts.

  • Jerry Hall

    Jerry Hall was renowned for Roxy Music era glamour - think jewel tones, satin, catsuits and disco vibes.

  • Grace Jones

    Known for her individual and iconic sense of style, Grace Jones regularly championed a graphic neon, body con silhouette. She was also often spotted in tribal inspired outfits.

  • Kate Bush

    Once described as 'an ethereal hippie', Kate Bush was famous for her lycra catsuits worn with veils.

  • Stevie Nicks

    Fringed shawls, denim, chiffon, lace and cowboy boots were all hallmarks of Stevie Nicks’ eclectic look.

  • Ali McGraw

    Ali McGraw's preppy fashion style became iconic in the seventies film Love Story. Think woollen hats, knee socks and chic v-neck jumpers.

  • Joanna Lumley

    Joanna Lumley had a feminine, English heritage sense of style and was often seen in more tailored looks.

  • Barbara Hulanicki

    The woman behind Biba, Barbara Hulanicki championed the look of the famous fashion store. She was a maximalist in terms of bold prints and block colours.

  • Bianca Jagger

    Studio 54 opulence verses the glamour of Ibiza, Bianca Jagger was the epitome of seventies fashion. Her turban hats, kaftans and sumptuous jewel toned evening wear have become legendary.