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July 31 2014

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3 posts tagged "Farrah Fawcett"

Is This The Most Famous Swimsuit Of The Seventies?

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When Farrah Fawcett passed away in 2009, the world paused to remember one of its favorite Angels—not to mention one of her most famous outfits. Fawcett and her red swimsuit adorned what seemed to be half the bedroom and dorm room walls of the late seventies; designer piece or not, it remains one of the iconic pieces of the decade. Now, People reports, it’ll be an item to appreciate in perpetuity. Today, Fawcett’s companion, Ryan O’Neal, donated the suit to the Smithsonian, along with a collection of FF miscellanea. As much as generations to come may appreciate a 1976 TV Guide, a “Farrah’s Glamour Center” hairstyling toy, and some of her scripts from Charlie’s Angels‘ first season, it’s that swimsuit we’d say is most deserving of enshrinement. It’s got good company in the Smithsonian’s collection of National Treasures of Pop Culture: Carol Burnett’s “Went With The Wind” curtain-rod dress from her seventies comedy show, Michael Jackson’s hat, and Ferragamo’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

Photo: Globe Photos

Blasblog From Glastonbury: Mud, Music, And (Yes) Sunshine

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The moments leading to Glastonbury were hardly feel-good ones: There was the news, of course, about Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, and to make matters worse, the weather report was among the bleakest I’ve ever seen. According to the trusted meteorologists at Weather.com, the English countryside would be stormy and wet all weekend. Happily, they got it wrong. It was mucky at Lady Gaga (which was why the pop princess paired her red patent-leather bustier with Wellington boots, presumably); but that was about as wet as it got. No showers at Neil Young (just Olympia Scarry on a friend’s shoulders) and no mudslides at Kasabian (the band that Lily Donaldson introduced me to after she met them on a Burberry campaign shoot). The stars even came out at Bruce Springsteen’s headlining gig on Saturday night—the weekend was a dream. That’s Kaya Scodelario, from hit Brit drama Skins, in the middle, soaking up her own rays outside the hospitality tent, where she was a guest of Lacoste. Jacquetta Wheeler showed up on Saturday in a tizzy: She’d come straight from a job in the Catskills and was recovering from a layover that she said was one of the most annoying delays of her life. Alice Temperley‘s double-decker bus was our home base. It’s where my first—but hopefully not my last—Glastonbury ended just as it began: with a glass of hot cider and a touch of rum in my hand. For more pictures from the festival, click here.

Photo: Derek Blasberg

Farrah Fawcett, Style Icon

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The feathered blond hair, that smile, those tawny limbs. You know the Farrah Fawcett poster we’re talking about. Your older brother and 12 million other teenage boys across the globe had it hanging above their beds during the Charlie’s Angels star’s 1970′s heyday. Fawcett’s influence on style and fashion far outlasted the relatively brief time she spent on that iconic TV show. “Farrah hair” was a phenomenon trumped only by the Rachel ‘do of the 1990′s. And designer Phoebe Philo co-opted the actress and international sex symbol’s high-waisted light denim flares and braless look as recently as Spring 2004 at Chloé. Here, a brief tour through some of Fawcett’s most memorable looks.

Photo: Globe Photos