Author(s): Maureen Valdes Marsh
If a generation is defined by what it wears, what does the " I'm With Stupid" T-shirt craze say about the 1970s? Nothing, Maureen Valdes Marsh explains, that wasn't already hinted at by palazzo pants and topstitched leisure suits. In this picture-packed book, she examines these and other fashion imponderables of the decade. Through text, photos, and trivia, the book leads readers through the closets of an era that took a great leap forward, fashion-wise. Style disassociated itself from the past as self-expression took hold. Women, entering the work force in droves, exchanged their mothers' housecoats for pants suits and maxi dresses. And men, determined to keep up, stepped out in vivid Quiana dress shirts and ties of incomprehensible width. "70s Fashion Fiascos" documents it all -- from thankfully brief fads like roller disco and feathered hair to styles that endured such as graphic tee's -- and does it with wit and affection.