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Created by:
Tony Chase, American, 1952- ca. 1990  Search this
Owned by:
Luther Vandross, American, 1951 - 2005  Search this
Worn by:
Luther Vandross, American, 1951 - 2005  Search this
Medium:
polyester, silk, rhinestone, plastic, and thread
Dimensions:
H x W: 30 1/2 × 22 1/2 in. (77.5 × 57.2 cm)
Type:
jackets
Date:
1980s
Description:
Red and black suit jacket designed by Tony Chase and worn by Luther Vandross.
The body of the jacket is red and is covered with wavy strands of thin, red beads, which were sewn on. The jacket has a black collar and black pointed lapels, as well as two black buttons near the center of the jacket. The shoulders, sleeves, and sides of the jacket are covered in black and clear beads in geometric designs. The beads are different shapes and sizes, and so are the designs. The inside of the jacket is lined in black with s small repeating diamond pattern. There are also some small lion designs on top of the diamonds. There is a white, rectangular label which reads [TONY CHASE] in black. The back of the jacket has more of the red, black, and clear beaded geometric designs. The designs start at the shoulders and go down the sides and the center of the jacket.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Costume  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Seveda Williams in Celebration of the Musical Legacy of her Uncle, Luther Vandross
Object number:
2018.86.2
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
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd599eb84ef-b643-4e5a-89d2-bd784e21700e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.86.2