Jeanne Beker: Sexy 70's fashion picks


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Suddenly, it’s all about the seventies, so we got Jeanne to suss out some of the decade’s hippest finds for spring 2015.

WINNER (A)
PINK TARTAN, 
77 Yorkville Ave., $395
“I just love what Kim has done with Pink Tartan this season. This is a fantastic fabric; you just want to stroke it. Very sexy. A great conversation piece.”

Debonair air (B)
TNT,
Bayview village, $775
“I had many floppy hats reminiscent of this back in the day. This is especially nice because of the tassels and silver beading.”

Sailor’s salute (C)
THE CAT'S MEOW, 
180 Avenue Rd., $395
“These are palazzo pants — we saw a lot of these from Gaultier at the start of his career. They have a beautiful crepey fabrication and are very flattering with the high waist.”

Standup suede (D)
MICHAEL KORS at CLEMENTINE'S, 
1260 Yonge St., $695
“Suede is all the rage. You could certainly wear a turtleneck under it — that would look great.”

The real deal (E)
YVES SAINT LAURENT at THE CAT'S MEOW, 
180 Avenue Rd., $249
“We think of the ’70s, and we think of one of the classic designers of the era: Saint Laurent. This has a bit of a Russian feel with this intricate floral pattern.”

Spring statement (F)
GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW, 
Yorkdale Shopping Centre, $625
“I love these platforms! They’re really fun with the rope detailing and the embroidery.”

Geometry class (G)
MARNI at HOLT RENFREW,
50 Bloor St. W., $1,415
“This certainly has that ode to the geometry and to the great graphic feel of the era.”

Bombshell bells (H)
SECOND YOGA at JEAN MACHINE, 
Fairview Mall, $120
“Now, all of a sudden, bell-bottoms — they’re back! This pair has a great stretch to them. Wow!”

Retro romance (I)
LA MENDOLA at DIVINE DECADENCE ORIGINALS, 
128 Cumberland St., $1,700
“It’s Italian, pure silk. It’s really pretty fabulous with this very generous gathered skirt and romantic sleeves.”

Boho babe (J)
TNT,
Bayview Village, $1,495
“Fringes have come and gone and come again. This has a real feeling of authenticity. It’s the kind of coat you could throw over anything.”

Classic clogs (K)
GRAVITYPOPE, 
1010 Queen St. W., $125
“Oh, how many trays of spaghetti did I used to sling in clogs?! These are great ’cause they have studs. They’re very basic, but they’re cool.”

Flirty fringe (L)
STUART WEITZMAN at HOLT RENFREW, 
50 Bloor St. W., $498
“These are as sexy as all get out. It’s a nice soft suede in a beautiful light beige. The fringe really gives them that ’70s vibe.”

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Post City's fashion columnist is one of Canada’s most trusted a­­uthorities on style and fashion, having covered the industry for more than 25 years as a journalist, speaker and author. Now watch Jeanne in her current style editor role on the Shopping Channel’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker.

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