Posted 5 years ago
And at the top of the list as of January 1st is this:
#1 ~ Co-writer of the 1960s hippie musical HAIR! Gerome Ragni's Original Designer Hippie Denim & Leather Jeans. Acquired from a personal friend of Gerome, who told the story he was invited to go on a trip with Gerome and his son - but had nothing to wear. So Mr. Ragni generously said "go into my closet and pick out anything you want" - and his friend chose this masterpiece. And now they hang mounted on my within a large acrylic case. I have not been able to verify if Gerome (1935-1991) wore these in a production of HAIR! as he also performed in it during the earlier years... The designer of these was named YU (in red letters over silver on hip), I unfortunately have not been able to track down any information on him/her. Perhaps a theatrical costume designer? Even with these here to unanswered questions, definitely a museum quality artifact of the hippie era and also Broadway as well.