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Designed by:
Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian American, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Created by:
Grace Costumes Inc., American, founded 1961  Search this
Worn by:
André De Shields, American, born 1946  Search this
Subject of:
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
Jumpsuit (.1): synthetic fiber, rhinestones, and Velcro™
Cape (.2): synthetic fiber, fur, sequins, and rhinestones
Headpiece (.3): synthetic fiber, batting, rhinestones, and Velcro™
Boots (.4): leather, wood, paint, and metal
Type:
ensembles (costume)
Place used:
New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1975
Description:
This costume is comprised of four (4) pieces, a jumpsuit (.1), a cape (.2), a headpiece (.3), and a pair of boots (.4ab) worn by André De Shields as The Wizard in "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz'" on Broadway.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  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:
2007.3.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Black Fashion Museum Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58294838f-7159-4ab0-a924-6e62a0e84c8e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.3.8