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Designed by:
Manuel, Mexican American, born 1933  Search this
Manufactured by:
Swarovski, Austrian, founded 1895  Search this
Worn by:
George Clinton, American, born 1941  Search this
Medium:
wool (textile) and silk (textile) with metal , rhinestone and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W (Flat): 61 × 25 3/16 in. (155 × 64 cm)
Type:
coats
Place made:
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Tyrol, Austria, Europe
Date:
2008-2009
Description:
A floor length coat owned by George Clinton, designed by Manuel. The coat is primarily black wool gabardine with golden lane sunflower appliqué embroidery and aurora borealis Swarovski crystal rhinestones. Each front panel of the coat has four (4) gold and rhinestone stylized sunflowers running from the chest to the bottom edge. Each sleeve has two small stylized sunflowers. A large version of the pattern is repeated on the back at the shoulders, two (2) and the waist, and two (2) on the tails. The coat has two (2) interior lapel pockets, black silk lining, and black plastic buttons at the cuffs. A thick band of gold and rhinestone trim runs along the bottom edge of the coat. Sewn into the interior lapel pocket on the left side of the coat is a black label with gold text that reads [DESIGNED FOR George / Clinton / Manuel]. Adhered over the word [Clinton] is a white fabric label with a barcode and black text that reads [TC 1000378151].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of George Clinton
Object number:
2019.91
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Movement:
Afrofuturism
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/fd5570ff6f6-83f9-46cd-ad1e-ba3a2ca3fe34
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.91