JOSÉ LUIS VIÑAS. Showgirl * Cat woman and ballerina. Costume designs for Las Vegas shows "Casino de Paris" and "Vive les Girls," circa 1970s. Marker, gouache, and graphite, one with metallic inks. 432x356 mm; 17x14 inches. Signed in lower right margins.
The Spanish costume designer Viñas was known for his use of exotic and luxury textiles and materials including chinchilla, velvet, fox, and swanskin in the costumes for many long-running Las Vegas revues. Siegfried and Roy commissioned costumes from him for their famous show at the Frontier Hotel in the mid-1980s.