late 1970s – the disco mania

In the 1970s the film Saturday Night Fever  – 1977, directed by John Badham, starring John Travolta, sound track  (colonna sonora) by Bee Gees – created  a new kind of fashion  called disco wear. It was based on stretch clothes (vestiti elasticizzati) and fabrics (tessuti) that  shine (brillano) under disco lighting (illuminazione): gold lame (lame dorato),leopard skin (pelle di leopard),satin (satin= stoffa) jackets,stretch, zippered (con cerniera) jumpsuits (tute) and white clothes. Men wore three-piece suits (completi di tre pezzi) with open neck shirt (collo della camicia aperto) and, on tanned and hairy chests (petti abbronzati e pelosi),appeared gold medallion.The neckties (cravatte) were wide (larghe) and bold (vivaci). Women wore shiny hot pants  and Spandex (tessuto elasticizzato) tops; shoes were high-heeled (dal taco alto) and lower-platform mules (la pianta rialzata); they were usually made of molded plastic (plastic piegata)or of wood.The top fashion models of the 1970s were Lauren Hutton, Margaux Hemingway, Beverly Johnson, Gia Carangi, Janice Dickinson, Cheryl Tiegs, Jerry Hall, and Iman (image).