Here’s To Style Icon Farrah Fawcett

July 13, 2009 • Magazine

 Here's To Style Icon Farrah Fawcett

 Here's To Style Icon Farrah Fawcett

Sun, 2009-07-12 01:00

Simona Kogan

What’s worse then having your tragic death overshadowed by the likes of a music icon’s untimely passage? Not being remembered for the fashion style icon you really were!

American actress Farrah Fawcett fought a harsh battle with cancer and lost at age 62. To make matters worse, it felt like her life and celebrity status couldn’t be celebrated properly as music superstar Michael Jackson died tragically around the same moment.

Now it’s time for Farrah to finally get her due… at least in the style department! After all, she was one of the pioneers of all things jumpsuit, high-waist, and of course, that iconic red one-piece that instantly turned her into a 70s sex symbol in ways Charlie’s Angels could never do!


The feather-haired, blue-eyed bombshell was also one of the forefront runners of the jumpsuit, whether it was a romper with short shorts or a billowy one-piece with bell sleeves. These days, the jumpsuit is making a ferocious comeback, whether it’s Chloe’s khaki look or Stella McCartney’s halterneck piece. Could this be an ode to Farrah? Not exactly. Nothing could say jumper quite like Farah said it, loud and clear in the ‘70s.

High-Waist Jeans

Surprisingly, the high-waist jean is still completely mod, but did you know that Farrah herself, in her Charlie’s Angels days, was one of the first to sport the look? Stylehive called Farah one of 10 high-waist heroes and now other celebs are eagerly following in her hip hugging footsteps. Just look at Kim Kardashian in her high-waist denim and ruffles or Mischa Barton with her high-waist jean and yellow top.

Red One-Piece Swimsuit

It was that 1976 iconic poster of Miss Farrah Fawcett in a bright red one-piece swimsuit that really threw her into international sex symbol status. After all, it did become the best-selling poster of all time.

Ironically (or perhaps not so ironically at all), after years of underdog status singing back-up to the bikini, the one-piece is back and better then ever! So why not try one of your own in fire siren red! Farrah Fawcett sure did and it made her a star!

1. Farrah Fawcett Jumpsuit
2. Jay Godfrey Strapless Silk Jumpsuit $495
3. J Brand The Doll High Waist Bellbottoms $187
4. Farrah Fawcett High-Waist Jeans
5. Farrah Fawcett Red One-Piece
6. Anne Cole Solid One-Piece Swimsuit $88

Image Layout: Khyra Cooper

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