This pair of men's burgundy and tan leather loafers, left shoe (2013.59.3a) and right shoe (2013.59.3b), were worn by Fats Domino. The uppers of the shoes are made from leather, with the wingtip toe caps, heel counters, a panel over the tongue, and the trim around the foot opening all in burgundy. The rest of the uppers and the tongues are cream leather. A decorative design is punched into the burgundy leather at the center of each toe cap and along the edges of the wingtip and the counter. A piece of wide brown elastic is sewn behind each tongue for an adjustable fit. The shoes have leather soles and stacked wooden heels that are painted black with a black rubber heel cap. The Pierre Cardin logo and name are incised onto the heel caps. A square metal "p" logo is attached at the outer side of only the right heel. The insides of the shoes are lined in light brown leather, including the inner soles. A blue label with cream text having the "p" logo at the left reads: "pierre cardin / PARIS / MADE IN SPAIN". The style and size are stamped in black ink on the interior proper left side of each shoe.
wool, silk satin, paillettes with sequins and glass and plastic beads, and gold foil tape
H x W (Flat): 31 1/2 × 19 1/2 in. (80 × 49.5 cm)
Waist: 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm)
Black double-breasted dinner jacket worn by LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension. The black wool jacket has full-length sleeves and a notched silk satin collar. There are four (4) satin-covered buttons at the center front, only the bottom proper right button functions as a closure for the double-breasted jacket while the other three are decorative. There are two (2) exterior inset pockets trimmed in black satin, one at each front side waist, and one (1) additional inset pocket at the proper left breast trimmed in black wool. There are four (4) decorative satin-covered buttons at each cuff. The cuffs are trimmed with gold woven tape. Above the tape on each cuff is a large paillette in a highly stylized floral design with gold beading and sequin flowers and black beaded leaves, with a single clear rhinestone at the center of the flower. There are two additional pailletes, one on each should reaching down the front and down the back, of a different stylized leafy floral design in gold and black beads and gold sequins. The pailletes are all hand-appliqued to the jacket. The jacket is fully lined in cream silk. There are three (3) interior inset pockets, one at each front side chest, and one at the interior proper left waist. There is a black satin-covered button on the interior proper left front that corresponds to the buttonhole on the proper right front side to close the jacket. There are three (3) designer and manufacturer labels in the interior of the jacket.