Friday, June 26, 2009

In Memory Of...

June 25, 2009 will certainly pass onto history as the day the world, especifically the fields of music and the performing arts, lost two of their most iconic members in the 70s and 80s: Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson.

Even though Farrah had been battling for several years now cancer, her death still took many of us by surprise, especially considering the fact that she and Ryan O' Neil were going to get married after being together for almost 30 years. Fawcett will always be remembered for her striking beauty and legendary hair (her hairstyle was the "70s hairstyle"). Her poster (shown below) which depicts her wearing a bathing suit, her glaring smile, and hair immediately made her a household name.

Michael Jackson's death came to everyone as shocking, as no one really expected it, not that soon, especially considering the fact he was going to go back on tour and was busy preparing it. From child star in the late 60s/early 70s with the Jackson 5, teen idol in the late 70s and early 80s, to "The King of Pop" in the mid 80s till his death, his music is definetly part of the soudtrack of our lifes. He gained a place in the musical hall of fame, when his album "Thriller" (shown above) became the best selling album of all time.

However to make this tribute a bit unique, I decided to post below some photos of both Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson partying at the best disco ever, Studio 54, a place frequented by both of them in the late 70s and early 80s.

Farrah looked stunning the night she became the face of Faberge and its signature shampoo back in 1978. It was a snowy night and she had to be carried inside the club by some bodyguards.

Michael Jackson on the other hand was a frequent visitor at the club due to his friendship with club owner Steve Rubell (pictured with him). It was his favorite discotheque in the world and he attended several parties, like "The Beatles Party" in 1978 below.

My next post will be dedicated to Milan FW SS 2010, yet I thought it would be nice to have this tribute dedicated to two iconic celebrities from the 70s and 80s in this blog which "celebrates" the splendor and elegance of past decades. Rest In Peace Farrah & Michael.

Photos: Flickr,, Getty Images

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