An Ode to Bianca Jagger
The social, style and sartorial legacy of the 70s it-girl and timeless icon.

Not many can say they were a regular at Studio 54, a 70s style icon, model, actress, confidant to Andy Warhol, and wife to a Rolling Stone — just as Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, alias Bianca Jagger. Though beyond making headlines as a radiant member of the jet set, her essence extends to that of a campaigner for human rights and chair of the World Future Council. Here, we honor her legacy, both social and sartorial, delving into all from her renowned ensembles to her milestones as a humanitarian.

Irrevocably deemed as the It-Girl of the 1970s and beyond,  the Nicaraguan beauty was a natural connoisseuse of fashion. From her tailored suits to her Halston draped dresses, Bianca’s wardrobe encapsulated the essence of her epoch. An array of vibrant images come to mind when recalling Studio 54 — though one could hardly do so without conjuring those of Bianca on the dance floor. Whether balancing white doves on her palms or dancing amid a crowd in a trend-setting ensemble, she was one of the famous nightclub’s most loyal patrons. So much so that Bianca even threw her 32nd birthday at Studio 54. It was then that she made that appearance, posing on a horse.

 

 

As far as iconic ensembles go, one to have entirely stolen our hearts was, naturally, the white Yves Saint Laurent smoking jacket and wide-brimmed hat she wore at her St.Tropez wedding to Mick Jagger. With all the glamour and unconventionality that the couple evoked, Bianca’s wedding attire is one that is still talked about to this day. With a bespoke Yves Saint Laurent column skirt topped with the designer’s iconic ‘le smoking jacket’ and a white, veiled sun hat, Bianca had made fashion history. It remains one of the most renowned wedding looks of all time and signaled two tropes that would become staples in her wardrobe: the suit and the opulent hat.

 

While her persona remains that of a fashion icon in our collective cultural consciousness, this shouldn’t escape the years Bianca dedicated to advocating for human rights. At the age of 16, Bianca earned a full scholarship and enrolled in the Paris Institute of Political Studies. She grew increasingly interested in various political movements worldwide, notably that of Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent protests. With the years that followed her work as a model and actress, her sensibilities towards a number of international causes have rendered her all the more inspiring. In 2003, Bianca was offered the position of Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador and still holds the position. In this sense, her real legacy lies in the remarkable work she’s pursued since the early 80s, both through the start of her namesake charity and thereafter.

Bianca founded the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation in 2005 and holds the positions of president and chief executive. This organization aims to offer a voice to the world’s most vulnerable victims. In 2012, she turned her attention toward environmentalism. With the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Airbus, she launched a campaign to replant the world’s forests with the Plant a Pledge initiative. In 2018, Bianca spoke in front of the United Nations to voice her disagreement with Brexit. The activist became the first and only Nicaraguan citizen to speak in front of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Currently, Bianca serves as a Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust, is on the Leadership Council of Amnesty International, and continues her work with her foundation — all the while attending fashion weeks, bien sûr.

An Ode to Bianca Jagger
The social, style and sartorial legacy of the 70s it-girl and timeless icon.

Not many can say they were a regular at Studio 54, a 70s style icon, model, actress, confidant to Andy Warhol, and wife to a Rolling Stone — just as Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, alias Bianca Jagger. Though beyond making headlines as a radiant member of the jet set, her essence extends to that of a campaigner for human rights and chair of the World Future Council. Here, we honor her legacy, both social and sartorial, delving into all from her renowned ensembles to her milestones as a humanitarian.

Irrevocably deemed as the It-Girl of the 1970s and beyond,  the Nicaraguan beauty was a natural connoisseuse of fashion. From her tailored suits to her Halston draped dresses, Bianca’s wardrobe encapsulated the essence of her epoch. An array of vibrant images come to mind when recalling Studio 54 — though one could hardly do so without conjuring those of Bianca on the dance floor. Whether balancing white doves on her palms or dancing amid a crowd in a trend-setting ensemble, she was one of the famous nightclub’s most loyal patrons. So much so that Bianca even threw her 32nd birthday at Studio 54. It was then that she made that appearance, posing on a horse.

 

 

As far as iconic ensembles go, one to have entirely stolen our hearts was, naturally, the white Yves Saint Laurent smoking jacket and wide-brimmed hat she wore at her St.Tropez wedding to Mick Jagger. With all the glamour and unconventionality that the couple evoked, Bianca’s wedding attire is one that is still talked about to this day. With a bespoke Yves Saint Laurent column skirt topped with the designer’s iconic ‘le smoking jacket’ and a white, veiled sun hat, Bianca had made fashion history. It remains one of the most renowned wedding looks of all time and signaled two tropes that would become staples in her wardrobe: the suit and the opulent hat.

 

While her persona remains that of a fashion icon in our collective cultural consciousness, this shouldn’t escape the years Bianca dedicated to advocating for human rights. At the age of 16, Bianca earned a full scholarship and enrolled in the Paris Institute of Political Studies. She grew increasingly interested in various political movements worldwide, notably that of Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent protests. With the years that followed her work as a model and actress, her sensibilities towards a number of international causes have rendered her all the more inspiring. In 2003, Bianca was offered the position of Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador and still holds the position. In this sense, her real legacy lies in the remarkable work she’s pursued since the early 80s, both through the start of her namesake charity and thereafter.

Bianca founded the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation in 2005 and holds the positions of president and chief executive. This organization aims to offer a voice to the world’s most vulnerable victims. In 2012, she turned her attention toward environmentalism. With the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Airbus, she launched a campaign to replant the world’s forests with the Plant a Pledge initiative. In 2018, Bianca spoke in front of the United Nations to voice her disagreement with Brexit. The activist became the first and only Nicaraguan citizen to speak in front of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Currently, Bianca serves as a Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust, is on the Leadership Council of Amnesty International, and continues her work with her foundation — all the while attending fashion weeks, bien sûr.

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