1970s Fashion Icons

So when the seventies hit the high street, who was it having the big fashion input. Which seventies icon effected your fashion sense?

Here are some famous fashion icons we think you may remember from the groovy decade

Farrah Fawcett
The seventies fashion icon Farrah Fawcett defined a generation of beauty queens with her bouffon beach-blond hair has to be responsible for a lot of hairspray during here Charlie’s Angels television series.  Farrah Fawcett-Majors of course gained the double barrel surname after marrying the Six Million Dollar man Lee Majors.

1970s Fashion Icons

The Seventies for Fashion

Olivia Newton-John
Late seventies and Grease was upon us introducing 50s fashion to a new teenage audience. Fashion changes once again but this time we see Olivia Newton-John’s career explode into another fashion orbit. While the film – in which the 29-year-old actress played a school girl – famously showcased 50s prom skirts and pedal pushers, off-screen its Australian leading lady rocked a neat line in on-trend maxi dresses and floral prints.


Donny Osmond
Not the type of fashion i would be keen to follow regardless of the decade, but you can’t ignore that Donny Osmond was a groovy 70s fashion icon. With flares and flowery shirts, Donny was in the hearts of the girls in the seventies with his squeaky clean look

Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli ignoring her famous mother of the previous decades she made her own iconic brand during the 70’s with theatrical make-up and dramatic bob she rocked in the film cabaret which became her style signatures

Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry was known for her blonde hair and razor-sharp cheekbones. When Blondie’s Heart Of Glass burst onto the airwaves in 1979, a whole army of teenage girls started emulating lead singer Harry’s insouciant, laid-back disco style: mussed hair, red lips, funked-up maxis, leopard print. A fashion icon that had a massive impact in the seventies.

George Best
George Best was another seventies fashion icon you couldn’t miss if you followed soccer. With his thick pitch-black hair and chicks on either arm, you could not ignore the impact he had on fashion in the early 70s.In 1972 he announced his retirement and ran off to Marbella, Spain, deserting United.Best returned to Manchester United in September 1973 but finally broke both Tommy Docherty’s and Manchester United’s patience when he failed to turn up for training in January 1974. His final League match for United had been in a disappointing 0-3 defeat against Queens Park Rangers on New Year’s Day 1974. “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. ” –George Best

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  1. awesome list! farrah fawcett was without a doubt, the marilyn monroe of the 70’s, olivia newton john was the perfect mix of sweet and sexy and debbie harry was the gorgeous rocker chick that every guy had a crush on! man, i wish i could go back to the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! i was reading an article the other day about why the 90’s hasn’t come back in style yet and i belive i have the answer-there really isn’t anything worth bringing back from the 90’s. that and the fact that there wasn’t a distinct 90’s style like other era’s had. for instance, the 60’s was all about the “mod” look, groovy mini-skirts ect, the 70’s had the hippie look in the early part of the decade and then the flashy disco look in the later part, and in the 80’s it was all about the “new wave” with big hair, madonna wannabe’s and the big gold chains from breakdancing and hip hop culture. the 90’s never had anything like that! sorry, i know i strayed off topic, but reading about 70’s fashion icons made me think about that article!

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