I have memories of visiting the legendary Holly Harp boutique on Sunset Blvd in the late 1970s with my mom. If you were a fashion lover in the 1970s, Holly Harp was your go-to designer for that boho luxe look of carefree Los Angeles made famous by the likes of Stevie Nicks and Michelle Phillips. It's a look that really never goes out of style (hello Hedi Slimane). I am always partial to the jersey pieces featuring hand-painting like the outstanding example below. However, it gets extra fabulous as this evening dress comes with a hooded cape for the Laurel Canyon/Topanga Canyon rock star in each and everyone of us that may get goose bumps on her shoulders when the sun sets and the incense starts burning.
I am back from my latest Rainbow Tour to promote DECADES: A CENTURY OF FASHION. I hope to be able to blog a bit more before we resume the tour in 10 days.
Holly Harp Cream jersey floral painted gown with cape, c. 1970's. Modern size 4. SOLD
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