Taking both name and impetus from glam rock, glam was a short lived subculture in the early 1970s, based around an androgynous image. Many devotees of glam fashion aspired to the look of their pop star heroes, particularly Marc Bolan and David Bowie. As with most youth cultures, commercial interests tried to further the selling life of both the fashion and the music. The mid-1970s saw highstreet fashion stores selling glittered flares, platform boots and other ephemera linked with glam, but by this point the main devotees had moved on to other images. Often viewed with hindsight as being slightly embarrassing, glam has nevertheless been linked as a direct descendant of other subcultures, in particular new romantics.
   See also: disco

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