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Supper club dress is up to code

June 8, 2010 |  7:00 am

First & hope staff
As with the fashion industry, the restaurant world gets a kick from a throwback. Which is why we weren't surprised when L.A. Weekly's Squid Ink blog showcased the classic old-school stylings of the staff uniforms at supper clubs First & Hope and Tar Pit.

So are we really at all surprised that the First & Hope outfits were designed by Allison Leach, whose day job is assistant costume designer on trend-setting "Mad Men"? For his offering, L.A.-based designer Martin Zepeda offers a form-fitting sexy black dress at Tar Pit.

One thing we're definitely not shocked about: Squid Ink goes on to say that female patrons at both haunts often ask where they can buy the outfits. What do you think? Would you wear one of these home? 

-- Whitney Friedlander


"Mad Men's" Allison Leach designs gorgeous uniforms for First & Hope; Local designer Martin Zepeda creates LBD for Tar Pit

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Photo: Staff at First & Hope model their uniforms: From left, a dining room assistant/runner uniform, a floor-length hostess gown, a bartender/server uniform, a cocktail server mini-dress, another bartender/server uniform, a server dress and a female bartender dress. Credit: First & Hope.