Because of its frivolity,disco always tapped into sexuality be it through dancing,sex or clothing.Through the clothing, women who were brave enough were seen flaunting their bum cheeks in a pair of hot pants. Kylie Minogue modernised the hotpant in the 90s with her disco-esque single "Spinning Around". The nice thing about disco was its inclusive nature. Deriving from Gay,Black, and Latino bars in New York. It never left anyone out. Men too, were dressing up for the occasion, as seen in Saturday Night Fever. Men's fashion in the disco era found that wearing wearing tight fitting clothing was something that was not gay,but something that oozes confidence sexual confidence and it ran with it. Suits were clean,slim or tight fitted,lapels were wide,trousers were flared and shoes were polished to reflect the shine of the disco ball.
Cocaine became fashionable. What Kate Moss did was nothing compared to the sniffing done in Studio 54. Being liberated was what attracted many to disco, losing all sense of time and self. Immersing yourself in something with no restrictions and boundaries. Creativity flourished during the disco age with the likes of Halston.Halston dressed a list of who’s who in the world of celebrity at that time, catapulting him to being one of the definitive designers of the era. Halston himself was a party boy, shaking his thang in Studio 54 with the likes of Steve Rubell,Cher,Bianca Jagger and Divine(Harris Glenn Milstead). And who can forget the dame of American fashion, Diane Von Furstenburg (DVF) with her knitted jersey wrap dress. She will forever be associated with the dress, as it combined style with function. If the 70s are anything to go by, there was economic strife but as Galliano said about the present credit crunch there is “not a creative crunch”.