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Designed by:
Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian American, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Created by:
Grace Costumes Inc., American, founded 1961  Search this
Subject of:
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber, rhinestones, and Velcro™
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 3/4 × 8 × 8 3/4 in. (17.1 × 20.3 × 22.2 cm)
Type:
skullcaps
Place used:
New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1975
Description:
This cream headpiece with rhinestone decorations is part of a costume worn in "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz'" on Broadway. The crown of the headpiece is constructed of panels of cream twill synthetic fiber that form a skullcap. Several rows of silver rhinestones of varying lengths are sewn onto the cap running from front to back. The headpiece is fastened in place with a chin strap, made of the same cream twill synthetic fiber as the skullcap, which closes with Velcro™ at the proper left side near the wearer's chin. The interior of the cap is lined in cream synthetic fiber. There is a white fabric label with gold embroidered text reading "Grace Costumes / New York" sewn at the interior center back seam.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
Object number:
2007.3.13
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ed253c29-1232-4983-a179-2f1c8f3c5f20
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.3.13