1970’s & 1980’s Leather Jacket
With rock ‘n’ roll beginning to thrive, the leather jacket became a favourite look during the 1970’s. It was worn by legends such as Bowie, who sported the leather jacket for his album cover Heroes in 1977, and was often spotted wearing a full length leather trench style coat around the time.
However, the 1970’s and 80’s marked one major difference from the previous years. It was during these two decades that the leather jacket became increasingly popular with women. Female stars donned this stylish outerwear, including Joan Jett, who rocked her way through the 80’s in a leather jacket with The Blackhearts band!
The leather jacket also underwent a further transformation during the 1980s, with Michael Jakcson going bold with a red leather jacket for the music video Thriller, released in 1983.