Bill Whitten was a Hollywood fashion designer who designed stage clothing and high-end fashion for musiciansand celebrities.
In 1974, Whitten's custom shirt business in West Hollywood, Workroom 27, was discovered by Neil Diamondwho became an advocate for Whitten's custom-designed clothing.At the height of his business, Whitten had a factory with 50 employees making stage clothing for 20 groups including the Commodores, The Jacksons, and Edgar Winter. He also designed Michael Jackson's famous rhinestone gloveand crystal-encrusted socks.In 1990, he opened a store, Bill Whitten, on Melrose Avenue.
This is stunning example of his work, made from brown mesh material trimmed with blue sequin beads and real horse hair. Fastens in the middle with a hook and eye. The gilet has wide open sleeves and can be worn over a dress, body suit or almost anything.