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- South Robertson Boulevard in the mid-1950s. Photo courtesy Ronald S. Kates.
- Phyllis Morris in her 1953 pink Eldorado Cadillac delivering her pink poodle lamps in West Hollywood with pink-dyed poodles Pamela and Scherzo in the front seat. [Photo courtesy Phyllis Morris]
- Exterior view of Beverly Boulevard before and during Phyllis Morris era. [Photo courtesy Phyllis Morris]
- Petrossian on Robertson, then and now. The space used to be home furniture retailer Thonet. [Photo courtesy Ronald S. Kates]
- The storefront of Decorative Carpets Inc. in 1955. [Photo courtesy Decorative Carpets Inc.]
- A 1960s vintage rug from Decorative Carpets Inc. [Photo courtesy Decorative Carpets Inc.]
- Herman Miller showroom photographed in 1949 at 8806 Beverly Boulevard in the West Hollywood Design District, designed by Charles and Ray Eames. [Photo credit: Charles Eames. Courtesy of Herman Miller Inc.]
- 1967 view of the International Design Center at 8899 Beverly Boulevard. [Photo courtesy Ronald S. Kates]
Besides being a go-to for cult-favorite retailers like Moschino and Helmut Lang, the West Hollywood Design District is also backed by a rich history that spans across six decades. In honor of the inspiring stretch's upcoming anniversary, on November 19th they're hosting a retrospective exhibit called "Decades of Design" at the West Hollywood Library.
Taking place through February 2015, the gallery will feature a glimpse at WHDD's super-cool past (did you know that legendary furniture design team Charles and Ray Eames designed the Herman Miller Showroom on Beverly Boulevard?) while shining a light on the district's interior designers, architects, stylists, and fashion designers, like John Varvatos who had this to say about the milestone: "The West Hollywood Design District is the center of culture and fashion in California. There was no other place where we wanted to open our first store on the West Coast."
Take an exclusive peek at some of West Hollywood Design District's best memories below, and be sure to hit up the retrospective November 19th through February 2015. Learn more here.
· West Hollywood Design District [Official Site]
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