Jane Forth: Warhol’s Trashy 1970’s It Girl

Jane Forth was a teenage supermodel sensation, Warhol Superstar, Factory regular, rock star dater, and the ultimate 1970's, designer-clad, downtown New York, It Girl. Working as a receptionist at the infamous Factory, she appeared in Warhol's films "Women in Revolt," "Trash," and "L'Amour," became an inspiration to fashion's editorial elite, and appeared in a 1970 issue of Life magazine as the "new now face." At 17, Jane made her screen debut in the 1968 underground cult film "Trash" directed by Paul Morrissey and produced by Andy Warhol. Playing a spaced-out, voyeuristic newlywed who exploits a very naked, bathing Joe Dallesandro, Jane sports slicked back hair in a neat bun, a black knee length a-line skirt, a green ribbed button down sweater, a printed neck scarf, vintage plastic earrings, and some sexy stacked heels. With her super-arched brows, shiny coral lip gloss, and gobs of black mascara, Jane's peculiar, yet fetching, style is tailor-made to play her venal, well-heeled character in a film loaded with full frontal nudity, Lower East Side junkies, compulsive hoarding, sex, go-go dancing, and the bugged out boredom of everyday life for 1970's trash culture.
For Jane's quirky Warhol Star styling of sophisticated high fashion with chic downtown oddness through color, accessories and a lean silhouette, check out colorful vintage 1940's bakelite or plastic bangles and earrings from Ebay, The Family Jewels vintage clothing or Frock NY. Add the 1to3 "Trapezium" cape dress, the A-Line Cheryl Anne skirt by Luella and Thread super slim Raven jeans or Oak's midskinny trashed jeans. Pair Marios blue cropped sweater, a tangerine cardigan by Catherine Holstein or Rag and Bone's double breasted cardigan, with Rachel Comey's peep toe heel or the Ruffle Platform heel by Jeffrey Campbell, and oak's floral panel scarf or patterned scarves from Urban Outfitters and Matthew Williamson. All making an unconventionally cool look, without the trashiness [over use of blush and plucking of the brows at your own risk].

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