Fayette Hauser is one of those mysterious ladies that you wish lived next door to you. You can imagine the exciting stories she would tell, and the photos of costumes you would die to borrow. For those poor souls who are unfamiliar with the dazzling diva, she was a member of the Cockettes, a stage group known for their glitter and wild performances in SF. She also designed costumes for Bette Midler, the group Manhattan Transfer and numerous films.
IF you need to get happy and feel inspired to sew fabulous kimonos and trick out your hair with sparkly flowers and sequins...do yourself a favor and introduce yourself to FAYETTE by watching the documentary on the COCKETTES.
It will make you long for a glamourous closet and a giant stage swarmed with elaborate scenery props. I was informed that she creates unique pillows and other creative things while maintaining her darling status. She is one of those reasons that I am compelled to paint portraits of gypsies and enchanted vixens
attached is the lp cover that fayette did with my friend Regina years ago..
and some of my own paintings