Now that we’ve defended the ’70s with Mr. Garfunkel, it’s time to acknowledge the dark side of all that disco. Specifically, the bad suits, wide lapels and exaggerated swagger that give them such a bad name even 30 years after the fact.

Consider, for instance, Mr. Justin de Villeneuve.

He was a staple on the London scene as Twiggy’s Svengali-esque manager, notable for feathered hair and lapels that reached out to his shoulders. In short, everything that was wrong with the style of the day. And now that he’s made a recent comeback among the McMullan set, we couldn’t resist a quick tour of his notorious past. Thankfully, he’s improved a bit in the intervening decades, but he’s got plenty to live down.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom