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

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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".
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Clothing-Costume
Clothing-Fashion
1972
Object number
2012.64.4
Designed by
Bob Mackie, American, born 1940
Ray Aghayan, Iranian American, born 1934
Norma Koch, American, 1898 - 1979
Worn by
Diana Ross, American, born 1944
Subject of
Billie Holiday, American, 1915 - 1959
Topic
African American
Actors
Clothing and dress
Costume
Fashion
Film
Jazz (Music)
Motown (Music)
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Medium
Dress: wool twill
Vest: wool twill, fur, and silk satin
Hat: wool twill, synthetic fiber, and
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Type
ensembles (costume)