When it comes to 1970s cool, it is hard to beat Italian-born actress and model Anita Pallenberg, who first rose to fame in the late 1960s when she started dating Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. As one half of one of the most glamorous couples of the 1970s, Anita quickly became known for her bohemian-luxe sense of personal style and “I’m with the band” vibe. In view of this, we just knew Anita was the perfect pick for our latest Style Icon story! So if you love Anita as much as we do—or even if you are just discovering her for the first time—we suggest you sit back, put on your favorite Rolling Stones record, and prepare to take notes as there is plenty of inspiration to be found in today’s Style Icon story! Read on!
As you can imagine, Anita lead an exciting life in the 1960s and 1970s and her wardrobe certainly reflected her lifestyle—it was bold, alluring, glamorous, and exciting, all at once. Never one to shy away from fashion, Anita was often spotted in bohemian mini dresses, ultra-short shorts, oversized fur coats, and velvet pants, each teamed with a slew of stylish accessories. On that note, we suggest checking out Anna Sui’s Floral-Print Silk-Chiffon Dress ($530), which is sure to create the right mood for an Anita-inspired wardrobe. It has a whimsical bohemian vibe and is especially perfect for summer. Similarly, we recommend you take a look at IRO’s Mia Pleated Silk Playsuit ($140). When worn with a chunky belt—like Topshop’s Multi Embellished Coin Belt ($66)—it will instantly evoke Anita’s hippie-luxe aesthetic. A pair of gold sandals will finish off the look perfectly; we like DV By Dolce Vita’s Dugan Sandals ($69).
Now, much of Anita’s time was spent travelling—whether she was jetsetting to Morocco with Marianne Faithfull, heading to the next stop on the Rolling Stones tour, or taking in the Cannes Film Festival in France. Accordingly, plenty of photographs show Anita on the way to her next destination and we can assure you that her travel attire is nothing short of glamorous! For instance, in one particular photograph, Anita was wearing a ruffled white blouse, a pair of velvet skinny pants, chic ballet flats, an oversized fur coat, and a floppy felt hat. The outfit epitomizes Anita’s part bohemian, part rock and roll vibe. To put your own personal spin on Anita’s gypset style, we suggest you check out French Connection’s Laura Fur Coat ($99.99) and Notify’s Bamboo Low-Rise Velvet Cropped Pants ($87.50). Both these pieces have that same gypset vibe and you can mix and match them with pieces in your own closet to create an Anita-inspired ensemble.
Finally, you should make sure to complete your closet with a set of boho accessories. We particularly like Cartarzi’s Felt Floppy Hat ($51.72) as it has a 1970s vibe but is decidedly modern. Plus, it works well when dressing up and dressing down. In addition, we suggest checking out Lucky Brand’s Triple Hoop Earrings ($35) as they are a quick way to infuse your wardrobe with Anita’s signature style, especially if you are on a budget. Happy shopping!
- Floral-Print Silk-Chiffon Dress ($530) by Anna Sui
- Laura Fur Coat ($99.99) by French Connection
- Multi Embellished Coin Belt ($66) by Topshop
- Mia Pleated Silk Playsuit ($140) by IRO
- Dugan Sandals ($69) by DV By Dolce Vita
- Triple Hoop Earrings ($35) by Lucky Brand
- Bamboo Low-Rise Velvet Cropped Pants ($87.50) by Notify
- Felt Floppy Hat ($51.72) by Catarzi