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Worn by:
André De Shields, American, born 1946  Search this
Designed by:
Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian American, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Medium:
cotton (textile) with rhinestone, metal and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 8 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (21.6 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
gloves
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1975
Description:
White gloves from The Wiz costume ensemble worn by André De Shields in the original 1975 Broadway production. Pair of white cotton gloves decorated with clear rhinestones. The fingers are lined and continue to create darts on the back of the palm. The wrist closes with a white plastic metal button. On the proper right glove, at the wrist, a moon and star beads attached. The star is missing one of its five points. Both beads are missing from the left glove. The fingers have been heavily repaired with white thread and there are multiple rhinestone losses throughout.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of André De Shields
Object number:
2018.1.3.4ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd580d687a2-7991-4ea3-9bf5-6ec43857d3e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.1.3.4ab