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A Fender/Versace guitar strap
the black webbing and leather strap lavishly decorated with rhinestones, red, yellow, green, lilac and blue sequins and imitation jewels in a pattern of flower-heads and stylised musical notes -- made for Eric Clapton by Versace, however apparently never used on stage
Fender/Versace Strap
CLAPTON, Eric Notes in the Journeyman Tour programme, 1990

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Clapton used Versace guitar straps during the 1990 tours culminating in the 24 Nights shows at The Royal Albert Hall in February/March 1991. Clapton wrote in his 1990 Tour programme: "Anyone with a discerning eye who has seen me in concert during the last five years will know that I am a Gianni Versace fanatic...His approach to design and his sensitivity to colour appeal to the dormant artist in me and somehow I feel that his clothes bridge the gap between the fire of rock and roll and the purity of classical tailoring..."

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