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Increased ease of travel meant that fashion had more global, ethnic inspirations.  The disco dance craze led to widespread use of polyester, which was ideal for creating tight, stretchy clothing that shone under disco lighting.  These flashy styles reflected the social revolution and openness that defined the decade.  The late seventies gave rise to punk, an anti-fashion anarchistic movement.



1970s fashion
Fashion Trends
Haute Couture
Cultural Significance
Saturday Night Fever 1970s