Yellow and black pants worn by Bootsy Collins

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Designed by
Unidentified
Worn by
Collins, Bootsy, American, born 1951
Medium
leather, synthetic fiber and metal
Dimensions
H x W (flat): 44 1/2 × 17 in. (113 × 43.2 cm)
H x W (pant leg hem): 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm)
Type
trousers
Date
ca. 1990
Description
A pair of yellow leather trousers with wide flared legs and black leather details. The pants are flat front, wide leg style, with a front zipper, a one (1) snap closure, and seven (7) belt loops. The front of the proper right leg is decorated with the words [FRESH/ "PEE"] surrounding two (2) black leather horizontal stripes with a large black star in the middle. There is one (1) smaller black leather star applique topstitched to the lower center of the proper left leg. The trousers have one (1) embellished diagonal pocket at the front proper left hip, with four (4) small black leather stars topstitched along the edge. The interior of the pants are lined to the knee with a black synthetic fabric.
On the verso, there are two (2) very large patch pockets, each trimmed with small decorative stars all along the edge. Each pocket has a large rectangular flap that secures with a two (2) snap closure. Inside each pocket is another patch pocket with no closure.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Costume
Funk (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bootsy Collins
Object number
2015.234.2.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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