The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

Fashion is once again in love with the 1970s, and it's an obsession that never seems to end. Just look to the current collections of Chloe or Saint Laurent to see how this era still strongly influences the clothes that are currently en vogue. With that in mind, here is a look back at the style icons that are surely inspiring designers. These are people who are memorable not just for what they achieved but also for their exceptional, and exceptionally individual, style.


The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

German model turned singer Nico, best known for lending her vocals to the Velvet Underground and being friends with artist Andy Warhol, had a dark beatnik-inspired look, including pieces such as a simple black roll neck sweater, a houndstooth skirt, and some black kohl eyeliner to frame her memorable gaze.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

Diane Keaton's tomboy style was like no other. Mixing classic shirts with tailored trousers, ties, waistcoats, and knits, Keaton's layered and effortless look was timeless and completely unparalleled.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

Diana Ross's style was all about full-on sophistication, but that didn't stop her from experimenting with bold stripes, suits, and an array of intricately designed sequined and heavily embellished dresses—and let's not forget her signature hair.


The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

Blondie's Debbie Harry mixed elements of glam and punk rock to create her style, clashing neon pieces with leather biker jackets and feminising the look with striking makeup, her platinum blonde locks, and figure-flaunting jumpsuits. Harry's inventive and often improvised style remains singular to her.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

The granddaughter of Ernest, Margaux Hemingway held supermodel status in the '70s and was known for her thick brows and sun-kissed complexion. Her casual style was a mixture of oversized, comfortable pieces while at night, she went ultra-glam in off-the-shoulder dresses and swept-back hair.



The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

Bianca Jagger fearlessly did things differently, creating an original wardrobe that stood out during the '70s era. From playing with androgynous suits to rocking capes, fur, and feathers, Jagger experimented with her look in an empowering and memorable way.


The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

British icon Jane Birkin has a Hermes bag named after her for a good reason. Known for her micro mini-dresses, classic white shirts, flares, and of course, her straw basket bag, Birkin's fashion sense still looks just as fashion-forward today.

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