Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stick It!

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Keith Richards Nudie suit... from here

"This two-piece, desert red suit with silver bejeweled lapels, elaborately embroidered with flying saucers, sunsets, stars, cactus flowers, and snakes extending nearly the entire length of each trouser leg, was expressly made for Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones by the legendary Nudie's Rodeo Tailors of North Hollywood, California. Hundreds of rhinestones surround the colorful designs reminiscent of the great southwest desert region and American Indian art. The flying saucers, of course, are a reference to the famous UFO sightings in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. The interior tailoring labels feature both the stylized Nudie's cowgirl and Keith Richard's typed name and size. The suit is an obvious tip of the hat to Richard's close friend and musical influence, the late Gram Parsons (d.1973), who was a Nudie's regular. Richard's can be seen onstage wearing the suit during the 1973 European tour in numerous published photographs. The suit was most recently featured in the 2006 "Rhinestones and Twangin' Tones" exhibit at the Fullerton Museum in Fullerton, California. Estimate $60,000-$80,000."

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