I can honestly say that I’m in love with 1970s fashion. Wide legs, low necklines, bold patterns, sashes, halters, not to mention platform shoes, ruffles, sequins, and gold lamé. Even pajamas were stylish! What’s not to love?
Last week, after toasting ourselves with a little bubbly at the Flatiron Design Collective, a group of friends and I meandered over to the Museum of FIT to view Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s. Most of the 100 chic pieces in the exhibit are exclusive to FIT’s permanent collection. Talk about a throwback. I couldn’t help but imagine that I was sporting at least one or two of these sexy numbers as I grooved to Evelyn Champagne King at Studio 54.
What an outlandish time the ’70s must have been in New York, especially for ladies lucky enough to wear designs by legends like Halston or Yves Saint Laurent. A girl can dream…! If you have an appreciation for fabulous style or “hustled” your way through the disco years, put on your flashback jumpsuit and come take a walk with me through this stunning exhibit.
“You have to design for what people are, not what you want them to be.”–Halston
“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” –Yves Saint-Laurent
“Fashion is made by fashionable people.” –Halston
“The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven’t had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.” –Yves Saint Laurent
“You’re only as good as as the people you dress.” –Halston
“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”–Yves Saint Laurent
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