Monday, April 30, 2012

Michael Caine & Natalie Wood: Minimalistic Spring

Michael Caine and Natalie Wood are an example of bold minimalistic style in this 1966 photo. Caine is wearing a simple ensemble made up of a white shirt, black pants, and his trademark eyeglasses; while Wood wore what appears to be a sequin-beaded blouse and silk pants.

Photo: Tumblr

Friday, April 27, 2012

Studio 54: 35th Anniversary

April 26, 2012 marked the 35th anniversary of the opening of Studio 54. The best club of all time opened its doors on April 26, 1977; changing nightlife forever. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, along with Carmen D'Alessio were behind the club's success.

Just one week after it's opening, Studio 54 was the setting for Bianca Jagger's birthday celebration, which was organized by Halston. The next day photos from this party graced the media, being the photos of Bianca riding a horse and sitting next to her then husband, Mick Jagger, and Mikhail Baryshnikov the most memorable ones. Also present that evening were Halston, Margaux Hemingway, and Alana Hamilton.

Over the next year, Studio 54 established itself as New York City's top night spot, with the likes of: Liza Minelli, Andy Warhol, Farah Fawcett, Truman Capote, Dolly Parton, Suzanne Sommers, Lauren Hutton, Diane and Egon Von Furstenberg, Grace Jones, Divine, Yves Saint Laurent, Cher, David Geffen, Lorna Luft, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Jerry Hall, Debbie Harry, Brooke Shields, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Nan Kempner, Gloria Swanson, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and many other icons of the time in attendance.

Parties such as the YSL Opium launch, the Beatles night, the Grease premiere, and Valentino's Circus were key Studio 54 moments. Yet one of the most remembered parties was Studio 54's first anniversary party on April 26, 1978 due to its unique act. Studio 54 icons and regular patrons, Liza Minelli, Bianca Jagger, Halston, and Andy Warhol took the stage to sing Happy Birthday to the club where they danced the night away.

Photos: Tumblr

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jim Morrison: Bohemian/Ethnic Style

Jim Morrison was one of music's style icons in the 60s due to his bohemian/ethnic/rock inspired ensembles. One of his signature items was his Concho belt, a silver and leather belt, which he wore almost all of the time. "The Lizard King" was also an enthusiast of tunics and print pants as shown on the photo below.

Photo: Tumblr

Monday, April 23, 2012

Keith Moon: Tie Dye

Tie Dye was one of the most popular print designs in the late 60s. A design that can be easily created at home using some dye, string, and a plain white t-shirt. Tie Dye comes back every now and then, and it's definitely something good to wear during Spring/Summer.

Below an interesting Tie Dye ensemble worn by Keith Moon.

 Photo: Tumblr

Friday, April 20, 2012

Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin: Simple Elegance

Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin display an example of minimalistic and classic elegance in this early 70s photo. Worth noticing are their bellbottoms.

Photo: Tumblr

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Johnny Hallyday & Sylvie Vartan: Airport Style

Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan gave a lesson of style while strolling through an airport in the early 70s. Acessories such as sunglasses, hats, and pendants added the finishing touch to their ensembles.

Photo: Tumblr

Monday, April 16, 2012

Alexis Waldeck: Spring/Summer 1968

Alexis Waldeck was a regular fashion photographer for VOGUE in the late 60s, yet at times he also posed for the likes of Lord Patrick Lichfield like in this 1968 photo. Waldeck wore an interesting ensemble made up of a shirt paired with a belt, to give the impression of a safari jacket, and a neckerchief & necklaces as accessories.

He believed that fashion should express one's personality and be an enjoyable experience, wearing what suited one best.

Photo: Ciaovogue

Friday, April 13, 2012

Carnaby Street: Swinging London's Fashion Epicenter

Carnaby Street was definitely London's fashion epicenter in the "Swinging 60s". Below a snapshot of this iconic street in 1969.

Photo: Tumblr

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jeff Beck: Floral Prints

Jeff Beck, one of the greatest guitarists in the 60s and 70s, was photographed wearing a floral print shirt in the late 60s. This Spring/Summer floral and paisley print shirts are essential.

Photo: Tumblr

Monday, April 9, 2012

Syd Barrett: Neckerchiefs

Neckerchiefs have made a comeback in recent years, and this Spring/Summer they'll be very useful to spice up any ensemble. Syd Barrett proved it in the late 60s.

Photo: Tumblr

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sean Connery: Bond Attitude

Sean Connery graced the cover of Esquire on June 1965 with the complete James Bond attitude.

Photo: Tumblr

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Clash: Style Mix

Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Joe Strummer wore an interesting mix in 1976. Different colors, textures, and garments that are a good example of how punk influenced fashion in the late 70s.

Photo: Tumblr

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mick & Bianca Jagger: Night Around Town

A night around town in the early 70s with Mick and Bianca Jagger.

Photo: Tumblr