A lot of lingerie designers are referencing the 1970s in their spring collections this year, but perhaps no one has done it as cleverly and as artfully as that darling UK label, Beautiful Bottoms.
Beautiful Bottoms has created eight (!) silky style ranges for SS2011, each one inspired by one of the most memorable celebrity icons from the flashy hodgepodge of 70s fashion.
There’s the earth goddess Stevie Nicks, the florid bombshell Farrah Fawcett, the icy beauty Bianca Jagger and don’t-mess-with-me Angelica Huston.
Want more? No 1970s fashion lookback would be complete without the rest of the original Charlie’s Angels — the truly shimmering Jaclyn Smith and her fun, slinky pal Kate Jackson.
And Beautiful Bottoms doesn’t stop there. What would the 70s be without a couple of its tough-as-nails survivors: Pam Grier and Marianne (“Why’d You Do It?”) Faithful?
If the concept sounds gimmicky, one look at the BB images below will dispel any skepticism.
Poppy Sexton-Wainwright and Lauren Skerritt, the ridiculously young and talented design team behind BB, has done an exceptional job of honoring their celebrity idols with style choices that are well suited to the ladies’ unique and highly individual personalities.
And don’t worry, you’ll still find a lot of the style signatures that made Beautiful Bottoms such a huge hit last year — gorgeous flowing silks, plenty of girly ruffles and those big dangling bows.
Now, ready to play a little game?!
We’re NOT going to tell you which of the images below was inspired by which 1970s style icon. You have to guess.
Not fair? Okay, we’ll give you one tip: The main photo above is the Pam teddy, in a lovely understated print.
There are 7 other style ranges below. Good luck matching them with their inspirations.
And if you MUST have the answers, go to Lingerie Talk’s Facebook page AFTER 12 noon today where we’ll put up a list!