way back in the day~ (1978 thru 1982) i designed costumes & hats for BETTE MIDLER.
I was very young, all of 20 yrs.... and very naive. at the time bette was about to go on a promotional book tour with "a view from abroad." she asked me & my partner michi to create hats for each of her city stops. the first one we created was a typewriter which i believe she wore in NYC.
the second was this design~ an airplane circling the globe~ based on the iconic hollywood landmark~ CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD.
bette wore our hat at b. dalton book shop in Westwood. the reaction was enormous. she got tons of press and even said our name on the radio.
announcer~ "bette who created your hat?"
bette~ "I LOVE RICKY"
drawing of a design for bette's "thighs & whispers tour." it was never made.
hats design & drawings by rick castro~ circa 1980