Ensembles Left to Right:
North Beach Leather (active 1967–2002), coat, ca. 1970. Suede with hand lacing (cross and double cordovan stitches). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Ricky Serbin, 2016.60; Melody Sabatasso (Love, Melody Originals) (b. 1948), pants, ca. 1970. Pieced recycled denim with Swarovski rhinestones. Collection of Laura Melendy
Bridget (active 1960s–1970s), ensemble (jacket and miniskirt), ca. 1969. Dyed suede with glass beads and brass bells. Collection of Helene Robertson; Renais Faryar (b. 1937), tank top, ca. 1969. Tie-dyed cotton knit. Collection of Helene Robertson
Linda Gravenites (1939–2002), vest, ca. 1969. Leather and suede with rivets and metalwork. Made for Lenore Kandel. Collection of Roslyn L. Rosen.
Linda Gravenites (1939–2002), cape, ca. 1969. Suede with leather appliqués and hand lacing (cordovan and cross stitches. Made for Bill “Sweet Willie Tumbleweed” Fritsch. Collection of Roslyn L. Rosen
Yvonne Porcella (1936–2016), tunic, ca. 1971. Pieced and appliquéd fabrics including Guatamalan cotton paired-thread warp-resist dyeing (ikat) and paired warp- and weft-resist-dyeing (double-ikat); San Blas Island (Panama) cotton molas (appliqué and reverse appliqué); and Kutch (India) cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery (cross, chain, interlaced, arrowhead, and feather stitches); woven and embroidered silk ribbons; printed cotton plain weave; and applied buttons, keys, pendants, fasteners, and museum buttons. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Yvonne B. Porcella in memory of Margaret A. Brosnan, 1994.161.2; Customized bell-bottoms, ca. 1969, Levi’s denim jeans with appliqués. Collection of Levi Strauss & Co. Archives
Zig-Zag (active 1969–1970s), top, ca. 1969. Leather with metal grommets. Collection of Decades of Fashion; Pants, ca. 1969. Cotton plain weave with machine-embroidered cuffs. Collection of Decades of Fashion
East West Musical Instruments Company (active 1967–1980), “Gree Gree” tunic, ca. 1969. Suede with leather appliqués and brass belt buckle. Fine Arts Museums, Museum Purchase, Art Trust Fund, 2016.42.2a–b; Customized bell-bottoms, ca. 1969. Levi’s denim jeans with printed cotton bandana insertions. Collection of Levi Strauss & Co. Archives