Since I’d been ignoring that particular year, I decided to take a look at the 1972 editions of Seventeen magazine that I have. I was in for a pleasant surprise! I have been searching for evidence of the early 70s British-based Biba look here in America and had been coming up with nothing. Biba was all the rage in England, with the ‘The Biba Look’ or ‘Dudu Look’ being “fresh little foals with long legs, bright faces and round dolly eyes”. But, VOILA, here in a couple of 1972 issues I found examples of what Seventeen magazine was calling the Baby look, the American version of what was going on across the pond. It did seem relegated to 1972 though; a brief rather quirky trend.
It was a really great look, probably more suited to Brits than Yanks though! I don’t remember wearing this look at all, it was so briefly in style it seemed. But I’m glad I found a bit of evidence that the trend did make it here in the USA after all.