Purchase of the Oakland Museum of California

Holly Harp (stitched into lace label at center back neck)

Blouse is gray silk jaquard with a mottled pattern made of shiny and matte areas. Silk is painted in random squares and rectangles of marbelized pink, red, yellow, orange color, purple, blue, green, brown, and black. Neckline is square, with elasticized, gathered shoulders. Rectangular panels of black and metallic gold lace are at the front and back center neckline, are trimmed with a black and metallic gold color trim, and are adorned with rhinestones of many colors. Loose, long sleeves feature a lining which is smaller than the outer sleeve, causing the painted silk to billow over the wrist. The entire blouse is lined in gray silk crepe. Slightly scalloped hem of blouse is overlocked, not hemmed. Lace label at center back neck reads "Holly Harp." Size S.

Blouse was purchased from Cherry in New York at a Sotheby's auction.From 'Notes' in auction description:Holly Harp (1939-1995)- She was a major force behind the Hippy Chic of the 1960s and a master of romantic soft structureless design. In 1968 she opened her boutique on Sunset Boulevard where she particularly captured the eye of women in the music world such as Grace Slick, Diana Ross, Frances Davis, and Janis Joplin as well as the hip Hollywood set.

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