Cream fur coat similar in style to a fur coat worn in the movie Super Fly

Designed by
McQuay, James P., American, born 1924
Subject of
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007
Medium
fur, synthetic fiber, plastic, and elastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (Flat, in box): 41 × 22 × 4 in. (104.1 × 55.9 × 10.2 cm)
Type
coats
Collection title
Black Fashion Museum Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Place made
New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1970s
Description
This cream-colored fur coat with a tourmaline mink collar is similar in style to a fur coat worn by the character Georgia, played by Sheila Frazier, in the movie "Super Fly." The coat is a cream fur with a wide notched lapel collar of tourmaline mink fur. The coat has a three (3) button closure and a parallel row of three (3) decorative buttons, creating a double-breasted coat silhouette. The buttons are large, made from cream pearlized plastic, and have a smooth front. The coat closes in the front using three (3) white elastic loops attached on the edge of the proper left side. The sleeves are full length and taper toward the wrist. There are two (2) exterior set-in pockets on the proper left and proper right fronts, both lined with a gray flannel fabric. On the back of the coat, there is a large center vent, and a decorative belt at the waist made from the same cream fur as the coat body. The belt is sewn into the proper left and proper right side panel seams.
On the interior, the coat is fully lined with a synthetic satin weave fabric. The lining fabric has a silvery gray ground with a woven design of dark brown squares. There is one (1) interior set-in pocket at the upper right edge of the proper right front side, located at the seam where the lining meets the fur. It is lined with the same fabric as the coat.
Topic
Blaxploitation films
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Film
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
Object number
2007.3.15
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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