Designed by
Holder, Geoffrey, Trinidadian American, 1930 - 2014
Created by
Grace Costumes Inc., American, founded 1961
Worn by
De Shields, André, American, born 1946
Subject of
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007
Date
1975
Medium
Jumpsuit (.1): synthetic fiber, rhinestones, and Velcro™
Cape (.2): synthetic fiber, fur, sequins, and rhinestones
Headpiece (.3): synthetic fiber, batting, rhinestones, and Velcro™
Boots (.4): leather, wood, paint, and metal
Description
This costume is comprised of four (4) pieces, a jumpsuit (.1), a cape (.2), a headpiece (.3), and a pair of boots (.4ab) worn by André De Shields as The Wizard in "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz'" on Broadway.
Place used
New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Black Fashion Museum Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Type
ensembles (costume)
Topic
Actors
Clothing and dress
Costume
Musical Theatre
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
2007.3.8
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58294838f-7159-4ab0-a924-6e62a0e84c8e

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