Reading reviews of the designer offerings during New York Fashion Week, references to seventies style were ubiquitous.
|Philip Lim 3.1|
The seventies weren't my favorite decade: high school, college, and much personal sturm und drang, but there was the music to pull me through. Sure, there was the disco and the glam rock, but there was also Genesis, Camel, Fripp & Eno, Santana, Joni Mitchell's "Hejira"(in my humble opinion, still her very best), Weather Report, Pat Metheny, Marshall-Tucker Band, The Isley Brothers, The Band, The Crusaders, Devo, The Cars, Roxy Music, The Sex Pistols, The Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Bob Marley and so on. Musically, it was a rich and varied time.
But as prologue, there was a moment in the cusp between the sixties and seventies, and in that moment there was Velvet Underground.