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Black dress worn by Oprah Winfrey as Sofia in The Color Purple

Designed by:
Aggie Guerard Rodgers, American, born 1943  Search this
Manufactured by:
Palace Costume Company, American, founded 1990  Search this
Worn by:
Oprah Winfrey, American, born 1954  Search this
Subject of:
Alice Walker, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
rayon and cotton satin, cotton, silk satin, and trimming
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 48 1/4 × 24 1/2 × 12 in. (122.6 × 62.2 × 30.5 cm)
Type:
dresses
Place used:
North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1985
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Families  Search this
Film  Search this
Gender  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Literature  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Violence  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.184.1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e5b48c80-fa84-4261-8c8b-e7490ddfe708
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.184.1.1
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