Jacket, worn by Miles Davis

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Description (Brief)
This custom jacket was made by Versace in Italy, circa 1991, for American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Miles Davis (1926 - 1991).

Davis wore this jacket during his performance with Quincy Jones for the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, in 1991. Davis’ collaboration with Jones was one of his last performances and was a return to performing songs arranged by Gil Evans, that were featured on his albums from the 1950s, Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, and Sketches of Spain.
Location
Currently not on view
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
1991
ID Number
2006.0049.01
accession number
2006.0049
catalog number
2006.0049.01
Davis, Miles
Versace, Gianni
subject
Jazz
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30 in x 10 in x 24 in; 76.2 cm x 25.4 cm x 60.96 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
jacket