Fashion Throwback: J.Crew Inspired 70s Flair

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Fashion Throwback: J.Crew Inspired 70s Flair

Lee Radziwell wears stripes in 1980 that are quite reminiscent of a pattern we spotted in the current season's look book. 

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Mary Tyler Moore wears a navy blazer with red piping in 1971, a trend we saw all last fall. 

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Diane Keaton and Woody Allen on the set of Annie Hall in 1977. 

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Jackie Kennedy in 1970 wearing a trench coat, a classic piece that stands the test of time. 

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Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill are relaxed yet glamorous while shopping on the island of Capri, Italy, 1970. 

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Ryan O'Neill and Ali McGraw are classically preppy on the set of Love Story, 1970. 

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Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill step out in 1970. Lee's sharp pink suit and Jackie's chevron pattern feel current even now. 

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French actresses pose at the Cannes Film Festival, 1975. 

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Mireille Mathieu in London, 1974.

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Lauren Hutton goofs off in a trench coat, white pants, and chic flats. 

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Attendees at a golf event in Palm Springs, California, model a gold metallic trench coat and polka dot shirt in 1973. 

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Jaclyn Smith models a smart blazer and turtleneck, 1976. 

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Farrah Fawcett models a fur-collared coat in 1976, much like the ones we've been coveting this season. 

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Jaclyn Smith wears a classic tartan plaid, 1976. 

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Attendees at a golf event in Palm Springs, California, model a gold metallic trench coat and polka dot shirt in 1973.

Jaclyn Smith models a smart blazer and turtleneck, 1976.

Lauren Hutton in a classic deep-v cut dress at the Academy Awards in 1975.

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Farrah Fawcett models a fur-collared coat in 1976, much like the ones we

Jaclyn Smith wears a classic tartan plaid, 1976.

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Michelle Obama isn't the only American woman obsessed with J.Crew, one of our favorite accessible, casual luxury brands. Classic silhouettes, preppy styles, print-mixing, and luxe basics are just a few of the things we love about J.Crew. For the past thirty years, the specialty retailer has been updating and redefining classic American styles.

Thanks to the incredibly glam creative director Jenna Lyons, sequin trousers and tweed blazers in shades of vibrant pink and blue have become mainstays in our closets. But we can't help but wonder – what were the wardrobes of fashionable women like before J.Crew opened up shop in 1983? Turns out, we found they weren't so different after all. Click through the gallery to see vintage pictures of famous stars like Farrah Fawcett and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 1970s wearing what totally could have been J.Crew, had the store been around. We guess the adage is true – everything old is new again!

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