Love to Love 70s Fashion
Disco is dead, along with some of its most iconic performers. But disco-era fashion is still alive and getting it's groove on with a modern twist.
On May 17, LaDonna Adrian Gaines, who went by the stage name Donna Summer, lost her battle with lung cancer. Only a few days later, on May 20, Bee Gees member Robin Gibb passed away after a long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. From Summer's push for the electronic sound and her overtly sexual vocals in “Love to Love You, Baby” to Gibb's clear vibrato lead and masterful songwriting skills, disco music embraced fun, freedom and creativity—traits that carried over into the fashion scene. Summer could often be seen wearing high slits and leotards, sequined gowns and plush furs. Meanwhile, Gibb was the epitome of cool for his generation, donning wide polyester collars.