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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
synthetic fiber, rhinestones, and Velcro™
H x W x D: 6 3/4 × 8 × 8 3/4 in. (17.1 × 20.3 × 22.2 cm)
Place used:
New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States, North and Central America
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.
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
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture