Today we’re gonna throw it back about 50 years, to the turn of the decade of the 1970s. Marisa Berenson, a model who rose to fame in the early 60s, had just been hailed as “the girl of the 70s” by Yves Saint Laurent himself. With fashion literally in her blood (her grandmother was Coco Chanel rival Elsa Schiaparelli- the one responsible for “shocking pink”), Marisa’s olive skin, dark hair, and attention-grabbing personal style propelled her to the top of the fashion industry.
After making it as a model in the 60s, Marisa turned her attention towards the silver screen in the 70s. A few starring roles helped cement her status as a celebrity and fashion icon. Andy Warhol even immortalized her in one of his famous silkscreen pop-art paintings!
We love Marisa because she seamlessly mixed her favorite trends of the 1960s with the emerging styles of the 70s. Bright colors, crazy prints, giant earrings, head pieces, and plunging necklines were her calling cards, and she wore a jumpsuit like nobody else.
Marisa Berenson left, Marc Jacobs SS14 right
Recently the runways have paid tribute to Marisa Berenson, most notably at Marc Jacobs’ SS14 presentation. The wild makeup, big disco hair, and oversize flowers that the models sported were 100% Marisa!
Since the 70s are back in such a big way, of course stylehaus is in on the action! You can grab Marisa’s iconic look here with a few of our 70s-inspired pieces.
We know she’d love this vintage-inspired floral and crochet dress- she’d probably wear it with an updo and some statement earrings.
Always a fan of jumpsuits, these printed onesies would be right up her alley! For a more subtle nod to Marisa, grab this earthy, long-sleeved jumpsuit and accessorize with a studded belt. If you’re ready to go all-out Marisa, this black and white jumpsuit might be for you! It’s swirl print is totally 60s, but the long pearl tassel necklace ties in some 70s trends.
You can always add the MB look to your outfits in small doses though: this statement necklace, these colorful bangles, and this leather fringed bag will give you just enough 70s sex appeal! All pieces available at stylehaus.
Who would you like to see us throw it back to next Thursday? Let us know in the comments!