A Nicaraguan human rights advocate, social activist, Mick Jagger’s ex-wife, a Studio 54 regular, Bianca Jagger is recognized as many things, an influential style muse being one. Bianca Jagger cemented her role as a modern day icon in the 1970’s during her promising reign of the Studio 54 scene. Sleek menswear suiting and disco fashion complimented and compromised in producing Jagger’s original styling, incomparable to most.
The rare bird that is Bianca Jagger, seems to have comprised a fashion that endures, as her style is increasingly relevant. In accessorizing with turbans and diamonds, alongside white lapeled suiting and plunging v-necks, Jagger maintained her effortlessness and never read as trying.
Perhaps the most stylish detail about Bianca Jagger is not high waited pants, furs slung over one shoulder, or white on white ensembles, but the fact that Jagger accentuated her presence with her knowledge and sincerity. The muse received a scholarship to study political science at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and traveled extensively throughout India under the influence of Gandhi’s peace practicing and eastern philosophy. Jagger was an independent active philanthropist and human rights advocate from the earliest of ages.
Upon meeting Rolling Stone Mick Jagger at a party, Bianca Jagger married the famed musician in St. Tropez wearing an all white Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo ensemble. While she would quickly become recognized as an incarnation of New York’s Studio 54 crowd, Jagger continued to advocate for her beliefs and even urged the Rolling Stones to organize a charity show, following a devastatingly impactful earthquake in Nicaragua. The concert, led under the direction of Jagger gave birth to the industry’s first humanitarian concert.
Of the course of her life, Jagger continued to serve others. She founded the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, as well as worked to oppose US government intervention in Nicaragua after the Sandinista revolution. Jagger opposed the death penalty and defended the rights of women and indigenous people in Latin America. The restless activist was a member of the Twentieth Century Task Force to Apprehend War Criminals. Her writings were published in several newspapers including the New York Times.
With time, Jagger has shown no absolute shift in momentum as she seems to accelerate, rather than slow down. This muse is not a familiar muse in which one receives inspiration upon first glance, but rather a rare, iconic muse that provokes and awakens one’s creative intellect visually, aesthetically, socially and politically.