Jacket, worn by Miles Davis

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
Object Name
jacket
date made
1991
user
Davis, Miles
maker
Versace, Gianni
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
overall: 30 1/2 in x 27 in x 2 1/2 in; 77.47 cm x 68.58 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
2006.0049.01
accession number
2006.0049
catalog number
2006.0049.01
subject
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Music & Musical Instruments
Jazz
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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