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Guy Bourdin’s sassy 70s surreo-pop snaps stride into view

While choosing images for our book 70s Style & Design, there was one photographer whose work we had to feature — Guy Bourdin, currently the subject of an exhibition at London’s Somerset House called Guy Bourdin: Image-Maker. Why? Well, Bourdin, … Continue reading

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Viva Biba! Barbara Hulanicki’s dazzling new book reminisces on a fashion revolution

Barbara Hulanicki, legendary co-founder of Biba, can be relied on to not stay out of the news for too long. And now she’s in the spotlight again, thanks to her new book, co-written with Martin Pel — The Biba Years: … Continue reading

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Pop goes the easel and the armchair: the Barbican’s new show celebrates the playful influence of Pop Art on postwar design

With pop style being a personal obsession – and forming an entire chapter of our book 70s Style & Design – we were most interested to hear about the new show Pop Art Design at the Barbican Art Gallery, which … Continue reading

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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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