The Gilded Palace of Sin

The Gilded Palace of Sin was recorded in 1969 by The Flying Burrito Brothers. The record sleeve is very hippie and trippy, so was the band for that matter. Anyways, special about this cover is that the suits are designed by Nudie Cohn, “the rodeo tailor”,  Gram Parsons’ suit is the most famous one, it’s embellished with poppies, pills, marijuana leaves, and a large, religious, cross. Flower Power at it’s best! (be sure to read about Mr Parsons and see the video nelow, you’ll see what we mean by “trippy”)the flying burrito bros
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The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Gilded Palace of Sin, 1969, record cover. Barry Feinstein, photographer, Tom Wilkes, art director. (via Autry National Center; 2012.7.1.3 )
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Gram Parsons in Nudie suit – Six Pictures by Jim McCrary, chief photographer for A&M Records in the sixties.

Dreamsuits; designs by Nudie Cohn

The exhibition “Dreamsuits”; designs by Nudie Cohn, for the iconic Belgian entertainer Bobbejaan Schoepen.
nudie cohn suits in antwerp ©mimi berlin
Because of the fact that we are huge Nudie Cohn fans, Mimi Blogger Team was invited by Milou van Rossum, fashion journalist from one of Holland’s larger newspapers, to come with, to the interview she had with Mari MacKenzie, the curator of this exhibition and the author of Dreamsuits; The wonderful world of Nudie Cohn.
nudie cohn suits in antwerp ©mimi berlinnudie cohn suits in antwerp ©mimi berlin
nudie cohn suits in antwerp ©mimi berlin
nudie cohn suits in antwerp ©mimi berlin
nudie cohn suits in antwerp ©mimi berlin
You can visit this exhibition till 2/12/12 at the MoMu Gallery in Antwerp
(Photocredits Mimi Berlin)

Nudie Cohn, rodeotailor

The boots, the shine and glamour…kaboom! Still, when I see his designs I really get exited. Although his style, or western boots for that matter, are not “en vogue” as we speak. I certainly would walk around in them, I surely would, every day, every hour! elvis presley and nudie cohnnudie cohn boots
The famous gold lamé suit was made by Nudie Cohn in 1957. Photo ©Getty Images (via elvisblog) Boots by Nudie Cohn. His sartorial trademark was mismatched boots, which he wore, he said, to remember his humble beginnings in the 1930s when he could not afford a matching pair of shoes. (via reynoldstill)nudie_cohn_gram_parsons
Nudie and Gram Parsons both wearing a Nudie suit. Photographer unknown (via theselvedgeyard)nudie cohn yellow suit
Photo by Mike Salisbury (via theselvedgeyard)
nudie cohn cadillacNudie Cohn standing on one of his customized cadillacs.1970′s, Los Angeles, CA––Image by © Jeff Albertson (viarebuilttrannyrecords)tumblr_kv2fv7wR1p1qaay9eo1_500
Nudie, “Aunt Susie”, Tex Williams and the Hager Twins ( via nudiesuits)

Nudie Cohen passed away in 1984, his famous, beautiful shop closed in 1995.
Yours truly once visited this shop in West-Hollywood in the seventies of the previous century,  I could have spend an entire day there.
xoxo a-MB-iance