The New Bohemian Style
Celebrating style icons of the ’70s.
Uptown Girls don’t always follow the rules. For me, no decade lived outside the coloring lines of life more than the 1970s. It was a time when women were validated in the world—whether in politics, film, music, literature or fashion. We were introduced to Gloria Steinem, Joan Didion, Golda Meir, Oriana Fallaci and, let’s not forget, Annie Hall. And to such perennial style icons as Loulou de la Falaise and Marisa Berenson. The definitive designer of the ’70s is Halston, who, my dear friend Cameron Silver, owner of Decades, says managed to combine alluring style with minimal fuss, sporty silhouettes that hinted at the possible hedonism of the fashion icons he dressed: “Halston’s designs let the individual style herself, as the clothes became a fabulous foundation for bold accessories, from Elsa Peretti’s modernist creators to ethnic accoutrements that a worldly fashionista would find during her travels.” I particularly love the unstructured haute bohemians, Saint Laurent–style. His use of color and layering, mixed with an abundance of jewelry, will forever influence.