And now, another stroll through Vintage Fashion, courtesy of Vogue magazine. The seventies were an odd time for Vogue, coming after the tumultuous, youth-focused years when Diana Vreeland was the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and before the Anna Wintour era ushered in by the late 1980s. Grace Mirabella was the EIC through most of the decade and the magazine had a much less haute fashion feel to it at the time, due in no small part to the nature of the zeitgeist, which was more about rejecting previous styles and ideas of comportment – especially anything that smacked of artifice or conspicuous consumption. Not that any of these ladies look less than fabulous, but this is definitely one of those periods in Vogue’s publishing history when it barely distinguished itself from the average mid-range women’s fashion magazine. Also of note: Here’s a gallery for you to point to any time someone says they miss when fashion magazines only featured models on them. Cher, Jaclyn Smith, Goldie Hawn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Jacqueline Bisset and Farrah Fawcett would all like a word. Movie and TV stars have been routinely snagging the Vogue cover spot for nearly half a century now.
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