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More On Bette’s CD From Designer DAVID DALRYMPLE (Thanks Herb!)

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DAVID DALRYMPLE
SKIN TIGHT

Bette-Midler

We first met a young David Dalrymple in the nightclub scene in the late 80′s, standing taller than the rest of us with his then unfamous sidekick RuPaul, go-go dancing his way around town at all the New York City hotspots. Since then, David has gone on to design for Patricia Field’s collection named House of Field and celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex and The City, as well as Bette Midler, Britney Spears and Beyonce. Never one to conform, David always seems to have a new trick up his sleeve, what with all his fabulous super sexy creations.

PONYBOY: Of all the celebrities out there, who would you say is your dream client that you have not yet designed for?

DAVID DALRYMPLE: I don’t like to play favorites, but I am enjoying my latest client. In the last year or so, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Bette Midler on costumes for several events. Sometimes I have to pinch myself and ask if it’s a dream. But beyond wardrobe, I learned that Bette does so much service for New York City arts, environment and the city’s schools and parks. Often I have felt helpless and frustrated to hear that art and music programs are being discontinued or that schools and parks have fallen into disrepair. One might say “But how can I change things?” Meeting Bette has been so inspirational. Taking an interest in the community and it’s condition and keeping that awareness close to you throughout the day is asking “How can I be of service?” There is always a way to contribute. Last October I designed her costume for “Hulaween” which is the annual fund raising Halloween event that she created that benefits the New York Parks Department. It was a New Orleans themed party. Over the past ten years, as a result of her hard work, over 800,000 trees have been planted. That one fact alone is staggering.

Recently, I designed the wardrobe for Bette’s new album and shot the TV commercial for the release. It was a labor of love. She has recorded songs from classic 60′s girl groups like The Ronettes, Exciters, and The Supremes. I love what she brings to a song, such emotion and care. Look for it this fall!

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4 thoughts on “More On Bette’s CD From Designer DAVID DALRYMPLE (Thanks Herb!)

  1. Don, this news, and YOU,are a gem, and the reason why YOU should be running Bette’s official site! Bootleg Betty is THE only place to go to for Bette news, real true, up to the minute news. THANK YOU!

  2. It will be interesting to find out what her song set is going to be. My guess is the Ronette’s “Be My Baby” might be included. Also, The Exciters pretty much had only one hit, “Tell Him”, which I think Bette could have fun with. As for The Supremes…..guessing that one could almost turn into a contest. Can’t wait until November….

    1. Yeah, I guessed The Exciters one. She and Darlene Love sang River Deep Mountain High at the Al Gore democratic convention which I heard was great…so I vote that one in. For the Supremes I keep hearing Someday We’ll Be Together…I don’t know why….xx

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