Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Grace Jones… uncanny voices of music that marked not only the 70s, but all the decades that followed, and will for those to come.
Examples of female power at a time when gender and skin tone were (even more) prejudiced than nowadays. Women who asserted their independence and influence, paving the way for others – men and women, regardless of physical traits or beliefs – to reach the top with fewer limitations, constraints, judgments. Women who presented themselves as talented professionals and exemplary people, and who even played a role in style, influencing the fashion of the time. But just as these names continue to incite unquestionable reverence, so do bell-bottom pants, high waists, sequins, which didn't die in 1970, but remain an easy (and makes you want) to revisit basic wardrobe. Are you really going to say you wouldn't return to these pieces after feeling the groove of the pages that follow? Photography by Jack Bridgland. Styling by Oliver Volquardsen.
Originally published on Vogue Portugal's The Music Issue, from june 2021.
Full stories and credits on the print issue.