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70s movers and shakers

Vladimir Tretchikoff: a 70s cult, the subject of a new book – and even clocked in David Bowie’s The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Reproductions of paintings by Vladimir Tretchikoff might have hung high above the mantelpieces of countless 60s and 70s living rooms in the UK, but the art Establishment at the time rated them the lowest of the low: chocolate-box kitsch. One … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Charlestons back to cinema screens for the first time since Jack Clayton’s 1974 version

,With much fanfare, Baz Luhrmann’s long-awaited, lavish film adaptation of The Great Gatsby is set to open the Cannes Film Festival, and will be released in the UK on 16 May. But to those who’ve seen and love director Jack … Continue reading

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Whaam!! bam, it’s Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at the Tate – and a 70s influence on Tom Ford and Topshop

The prolific American Pop artist will be showcased at Tate Modern until 27 May, which is a particular treat for Flashin’ on the 70s, as our book, 70s Style & Design, celebrated the huge influence that artists such as Lichtenstein … Continue reading

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70s New Romantics make an exhibition of themselves at Sadie Coles HQ exhibition in London

Punk might continue to fascinate people today, but its immediate successor – the New Romantic movement, which sprang up in 1978 and flourished until the early 80s – is equally intriguing it seems. Fittingly, given this year’s return of Bowiemania, … Continue reading

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It’s Glam! up North – 1970s Glam art, fashion and design celebrated at Tate Liverpool

The early 1970s Glam era is the subject of Glam! The Performance of Style, a far-reaching exhibition at Tate Liverpool (from February 8 to May 12), encompassing art, design and fashion. Mention the word Glam and images of meathead lads … Continue reading

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David Bowie, where is he now? Everywhere!

We thought there was something in the air when we blogged back in July about Chloë Sevigny channelling a cocktail of vintage, 1970s David Bowie in Miu Miu’s autumn/winter 2012/13 campaign. Well how prescient of Miuccia Prada, because 2013 is … Continue reading

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Chloë Sevigny channels 1970s David Bowie in new Miu Miu ads

Could Chloë Sevigny be channelling David Bowie? Naturally, this thought crossed our minds when we spotted the thoroughly soignée Sevigny modelling for Miu Miu’s autumn/ winter ad campaign, hair styled à la David Bowie on his Diamond Dogs tour of … Continue reading

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Mr Freedom, pop 70s fashion label, celebrated in fabulous new book

When word got out that Paul Gorman has written a tribute to Tommy Roberts, groover and shaker on the 70s fashion scene (and beyond), we couldn’t wait to flag it up on our blog. Paul’s new book, Mr Freedom – … Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Gucci boogie back to the 70s!

We can’t help but notice that the 70s are back big time on planet fashion, with Marc Jacobs, Jacobs for Louis Vuitton and Gucci all paying homage in their spring/summer 2011 collections. The intoxicating, high-octane glamour of Yves Saint Laurent’s … Continue reading

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Frantic times with Frances Lynn, Celia Birtwell and Amanda Lear

When we were researching our book 70s Style & Design we often wished we could have sampled the early ’70s scene at first hand. Oh to have hung out with hippie acid-freak drag queens the Cockettes in San Francisco, and … Continue reading

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