1970s designers that set the numerous trends of the decade


The definitive designer of the 1970s, Halston created almost every popular dress seen on the dance floors. His designs were perfect for dancing because of their draped and free moving construction without buttons or zippers. The halter and one shoulder style dress were his most replicated. Halston designed for many celebrities and was one of the first major designers to license his name, making his clothes more accessible to the masses.


Best known for knitwear and their bold, bright space dyed weave patterns. The Missoni zig zag pattern knit is instantly recognizable even today.

Diane von Furstenberg

Von Furstenberg will forever be noted as the designer who made the jersey wrap dress a wardrobe essential. Though the kimono inspired wrap dress is her trademark, von Furstenberg influenced all dresses by establishing a standard for ease and comfort in women’s clothing.

Thea Porter

A half French, half English designer that grew up traveling the world, and translated her multi cultured ethnic experiences into clothing that inspired the bohemian look of the 1970s. Her design career began with her own extensive textile collection and a middle eastern import shop in London. Porter made caftans, maxi dresses, and  accessible and stylish.

Bob Gibb

Mixing  prints, textures, and embellishments with ethnic, medieval, and romantic influences, Gibb was a tremendous perpetuator of the “hippie” styles of the 70s. The influence of close friend and artist/textile designer Kaffe Fassett inspired wild use of color and pattern in his designs.

This Summer you will see quite a few designers take inspiration from these greats.


Aisha Keys

Craze Chameleon Studio, LLC




About crazechameleonstudio

Craze Chameleon Studio established in 1999 by founder Aisha Keys, a native Washingtonian, is one of the must vintage clothing collections in D.C. At the age of 23, her distinct fashion style turned the heads of many people on the streets of D.C., thus propelling her into a career as a personal shopper and fashion stylist to aspiring models, vocalists, musicians, and local fashionistas. Because of her ability to change her look from day to day, she was nicknamed the Chameleon; thus creating Craze Chameleon Studio. A studio of vintage clothes from the 20’s – 60’s. At the Studio, Aisha creates masterpieces utilizing her creative eye and vintage pieces. “…through my original style and vintage apparel, I show people how to put it all together and create their own unique fashion statement.” Aisha Keys. Craze Chameleon Studio has carved out its own niche among vintage retailers by providing up to the minute fashion that looks as if it is off the runway today, but is an original garment from fashion past. Since opening in 1999, CCS has been one of D.C.’s vintage clothing resource and one of the most celebrated vintage destinations in the D.C. area; supplying clothes to many retailers in the metropolitan area like Kaur, Nana, Meeps, Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, Reddz Trading and Mustard Seed. CCS has an incredible array of vintage clothing from cocktail dresses, furs, suits, designer garments, accessories for men and women, and household collectibles and furnishings. There is an exclusive collection of used and dead stock items at the studio. To make an appointment call 2022008892 or email

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