We all “Loved To Love ” her , and I hope Donna gets to dance that ” Last Dance” forever.
Ah the 70′s , Diane Ross in an Afro. The Farrah Fawcett Flip. Some really over the top hair dos came from the later 1970′s , even the Mohawk. Let’s not forget skater Dorothy Hamill and her blunt angled hair cut either.
Here is an old Penney’s ad with men in “Pimp wear” (yes , we called it that). Clothes were usually made to Disco the night away. Additionally, the 1970′s were when I first discovered the Wrap dresses of the Fashion main stay Diane Von Furstenberg. Diane I loved you then , I love you now. I remember making about 5 wrap dresses when I was 19 years old. Two had halter necks and were in bright lemon yellow (a color I say I hate ) and acid green.
Awesome dances also were created to groove to the Disco sound. The Bump , the Hustle , to name just two. I was living in Ft Lauderdale at the time attending the Art Institute , and we had many fabulous times dancing the night or day away (Tea dances) at the Four O’ Clock Club , Poop Deck , and other Establishments that all rotated around the ever present Disco Ball.
Finally the Interior Design of the 1970′s was funky and fun , had the ultimate Pop colors , and is what we call Retro today. It is sometimes tacky , sometimes plasticky , but super Classic and served as a great background for our Disco tunes , wedgie shoes and jump suits , and our Super Seventies Selves.
Rest In Peace Donna Summer , the Queen of Disco and Face and Voice of a Decade. I’ll catch up with you later at the Club in the sky.
Peggy Oberlin RID 4986