Robe and trunks worn by Denzel Washington as Rubin Carter in The Hurricane

Designed by
Rodgers, Aggie Guerard, American, born 1943
Created by
Eric Winterling, Inc., Theatrical Costumes, Made to Order
Worn by
Washington, Denzel, American, born 1954
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
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Taking the Stage
Robe (.1ab): terry cloth;
Trunks (.2): satin and synthetic fiber
H x W x D (Robe .1ab on form): 41 1/4 × 17 × 14 in. (104.8 × 43.2 × 35.6 cm)
H x W (Robe .1ab flat): 51 1/2 × 31 in. (130.8 × 78.7 cm)
H x W x D (Belt .1b): 2 1/4 × 78 1/8 × 5/8 in. (5.7 × 198.4 × 1.6 cm)
H x W x D (Trunks .2 on form): 20 1/2 × 13 × 8 1/2 in. (52.1 × 33 × 21.6 cm)
H x W (Trunks .2 flat): 19 3/4 × 16 1/8 in. (50.2 × 41 cm)
A robe (.1ab) and a pair of boxing trunks (.2) worn by actor Denzel Washington as “Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter” in the 1999 biopic, “The Hurricane.”
The robe (.1a) is a long-sleeved, knee-length, hooded white terry cloth robe with a belt (.1b). The robe has a center opening with no fasteners. The sleeves end with thick trim that can be folded over to form cuffs. The belt is made of the same material as the robe, and is held in place by two (2) belt loops, one on the proper left side and one on the proper right side. There are two (2) patch pockets on the front of the robe, one on each hip.
The custom-made boxing trunks (.2) are cream satin with a 3-inch black satin waistband and 1-1/2 inch wide black satin vertical stripes on the proper left and proper right sides. The company label reading [EVERLAST/ MADE IN U.S.A.] is sewn into the waistband at the center front. On the interior of the waistband at the center back is a manufacturer's label for the costume company [Eric Winterling, Inc./ New York/ M]. At the bottom of this label, the name [Mr. Washington] is typed onto the label. The trunks are not lined.
Place used
United States, North and Central America
trunks (costume)
Clothing and dress
Hollywood (Film)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
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