Liberace, Your Personal Fashion Consultant

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Submitted by oliveparrot January 26th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

“Liberace Your Personal Fashion Consultant” is a book of cardboard die cut punch out images of Liberace in the most outrageous and kitschy costumes ever. The book comes with little stands so you can stand the punch-outs on your desk, dashboard, or just hang them from your Kitsch tree…

8 Responses to “Liberace, Your Personal Fashion Consultant”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I’m partial toward vintage when it comes to paper dolls but the mere mention of the name of Liberace catapults this over any of my prejudices into the penthouse of Kitsch because the man was the personification of the word itself -KITSCH. Not just what he looked and acted like but the fact that he was really talented, had a great personality, knew how to form a community of people, combined high and low art, knew who he was and put it out there boldly and made a career out of it. A true interactive multimedia personality before we knew what that was. Kitsch is often boldness expressed colorfully and that ran through Liberace’s brain.

    The outfit on the cover is stupendous. More than anything the shoe and sock combination is killing me, especially the little patchwork squares on the shoes. The fringe and sparkles all go without saying as does the hair and proud stance of Liberace.

    Would love to see more of the cut-outs inside. if available, please email me some shots at allee@awmok.com.

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    karanfeder

    Greetings:

    Liberace’s fashion advice concerning this particular outfit:

    “Flaunting your baton with a stately flourish will secure a featured position in the Armed Forces Day parade.”

  3. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Thanks for sending the jpg of the the cut-outs. I didn’t realize that YOU did the book!! I’m SO impressed!

    I was very close with Liberace’s manager of 37 years, Seymour “The Shagman” Heller. I actually inherited some of Liberace’s possessions as The Shagman’s house was decorated largely by Liberace. I have a great old atomic 50s lamp and am soon to pick up an oversized amoeba shape coffeetable. Liberace passed away very soon after I became friends with Shag ( the manager, not the artist) so I never got a chance to meet him. But I love all things Liberace and I’m so happy that you’ve glorified him the way you have.

  4. oliveparrot

    oliveparrot

    We just love your site! Thanks so much for the shout out- we feel like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz- our kitsch wasn’t official until we had a certificate ;-) xoxo, Michael Feder

  5. Markydoodle

    Mark Milligan

    If somebody ever asked why I love visiting AWMOK, I think I’d steer them to this one. You just don’t see this kind of thing on cable.

  6. denny

    denny

    I know Mark! I would have loved to see the Liberace Fashion Hour or something as equally entertaining! I am def on the hunt for this one now! What a great item to post! I love this!

  7. Nessa

    Nessa

    Oh my gosh, I want this. I will put them all over my desk at work. Theoretically I could get fired but I think it would be worth it.