Friday, April 13, 2012

Fashion 1967 on the Sunset Strip: The Summer of Love

Belinda and Charles Lange opened their boutique on the Sunset Strip one block west of Pandora's Box, next door to the Fifth Estate in 1967.

During the Summer of Love, Belinda the designer, brought to Hollywood custom-made micro mini-skirts, backless, bra-less, cut on the bias knit dresses.

After trying on any one of the Belinda designed dresses, the customer could order another one in any fabric or color and pick it up within an hour because everything was made there at the shop.

Featured in Vogue Magazine and modeled by Cher, clients included singers Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips, Tina Turner, Carole King, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Petula Clark, Julie Christie, Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli.

Here he is 45 years later still pitchin' life in the fast lane:

Saturday, April 7, 2012