Costume worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues

Image for Costume worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues
Designed by
Mackie, Bob, American, born 1940
Aghayan, Ray, Iranian American, born 1934
Koch, Norma, American, 1898 - 1979
Worn by
Ross, Diana, American, born 1944
Subject of
Holiday, Billie, American, 1915 - 1959
Medium
Dress: wool twill
Vest: wool twill, fur, and silk satin
Hat: wool twill, synthetic fiber, and
Type
ensembles (costume)
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
1972
Description
A costume comprised of a teal dress (.1), a light green vest (.2), and a light green hat (.3) worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in the Paramount Pictures produced 1972 film "Lady Sings the Blues".
Topic
African American
Actors
Clothing and dress
Costume
Fashion
Film
Jazz (Music)
Motown (Music)
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.64.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

NOTE: Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at NMAAHCDigiTeam@si.edu.