The Playboy Club, London: A complete original 1960s 'psychedelic' bunny costume,  including: bodice, ears, tail, name badge, collar, bow tie and cuffs,
Lot 137
The Playboy Club, London: A complete original 1960s 'psychedelic' bunny costume, including: bodice, ears, tail, name badge, collar, bow tie and cuffs,
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,300 - 3,100

Lot Details
The Playboy Club, London: A complete original 1960s 'psychedelic' bunny costume,  including: bodice, ears, tail, name badge, collar, bow tie and cuffs,
The Playboy Club, London: A complete original 1960s 'psychedelic' bunny costume,
including: bodice, ears, tail, name badge, collar, bow tie and cuffs,
the ears and bodice of matching printed brown and orange rayon fabric, with boned bodice and ties to hips; the collar and cuffs of white cotton, with black polyester tie; faux fur tail with press studs to reverse; the name badge edged with black satin (name missing), together with a Playboy Club 'Playtime' magazine

Footnotes

  • The original London branch of the Playboy Club opened in 1966, and became one of the most successful parts of the Playboy® empire.

    In 1967 the London club was the first of the Playboy® casinos to introduce this type of 'psychedelic' costume, instead of the original standard 12 colours. Many of the 'psychedelic' outfits were designed by important fashion designers of the era such as Emilio Pucci. Although the designer of this piece is unknown, it is believed this costume is one of those designed by a noted designer of the 1960s.

    The vendor of this lot and the following two costumes, 'Brenda', worked in the London Playboy club from the late 1960s until its closure in the 1980s. 'Brenda' worked in an array of roles within the club including Croupier, winning London Bunny of the year in the 1970s.
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