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Women Fashions: 1970s

Welcome to The Costume Gallery's research area for 20th Century Fashions during the 1970s. This era fashions are frequently marked by designers such as Givenchy, Norell, and Oscar de la Renta. The 1960s trend of mini skirts, bell bottoms, and long hair, lasted through this decade. Polyster knitted fabrics broke the ground to expand the continuing look. If you didn't wear polyster, the preferred textile was denim blue jeans. Skirts came in three lengths in the 1970s, mini, midi, and maxi. Television and film reflected the way people dressed such as Annie Hall and Saturday Night Fever. The latter half of the decade's fashions were heavily influenced by Rock 'n' Roll's Disco music. There were many fashion trends in this era as you will see by the references below.

 Areas to Research:

  A Visual Journey: 1965-1971

  Clothes of the 70s

  Elegance After Dark: 1965-1979- Louisiana State Museum

  Hippie Fashion Forum

  History of Jantzen Red Bathing Suits: 1970s

  Punk Rock Women Fashion of the 70s

1970S FASHION & MUSIC:

  David Bowie

 Suggested Reading:

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Fashion Sourcebooks 1970s

Fashions of a Decade: The 1970's

The 1970s:Cultural History of the U. S. Through the Decades

The St. James Fashion Encyclopedia : A Survey of Style from 1945 to the Present

Fashion, the Twentieth Century

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