Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In the High Seventies

I'm a big fan of vintage clothes for approximately 928 reasons.

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It's better for the planet. It makes for a more interesting and individual style. It helps you fill your afternoon wondering, "Why on Earth did someone feel the need to make a stiff, suede minidress?" (And, more importantly, why did I feel the need to buy it?)

Plus, on the everything-old-is-new-again, some historical stylistic references can seem awfully relevant. Behold: Disgruntled masses making their cases via the occupation of public spaces.

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These photos are from 1973 from the Environmental Protection Agency's Documerica Project. Photographer Tom Hubbard captured the action in Cincinnati's Fountain Square and immortalized some incredibly fabulous fashions, too.

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Inspiration: go!

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See more of the images at How to Be a Retronaut.

All images by Tom Hubbard as part of the DOCUMERICA Project 1971 – 1977 by the Enviromental Protection Agency.

Check out a mostly vintage '70s look I donned the other day on Pump Up the Frump.

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