Friday, 18 September 2015

Retro Tops That Let You Float Like A Butterfly And Shine Like A Disco Ball

image credit: cutandchicvintage

In the last days of disco, everyone wanted to be that one-of-a-kind butterfly - particularly after Bionic Boogie's 1978 disco tune 'Hot Butterfly,' sung by Luther Vandross, hit the clubs. Two years later, Chaka Khan covered the song, retitling it 'Papillon,' the French word for butterfly.

But where exactly did these butterfly sequin tops come from? The story involves the collision of boho-chic and disco style, the outsourcing beadwork to India, the 1980s opulence, a hip designer known as Madame Swee Lo - and perhaps the power of Chaka Khan.

(thanks Lisa)

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