Suit Jacket, worn by Ella Fitzgerald


Made of red fabric, with a zip-front with six decorative buttons. This jacket is from the ensemble worn by jazz vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald, in an American Express Card advertisement, photographed by Annie Liebovitz. There is a maker’s label:


Advertiser: American Express CompanyWearer: Fitzgerald, EllaDesigner: Loper, Don

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, Beverly Hills

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1996.0342.006Accession Number: 1996.0342Catalog Number: 1996.0342.006

Object Name: suit jacket

Physical Description: fabric (overall material)metal (zipper material)Measurements: overall: 21 5/8 in x 24 1/4 in x 2 in; 54.9275 cm x 61.595 cm x 5.08 cmoverall, mounted: 39 1/2 in x 20 1/2 in x 9 in; 100.33 cm x 52.07 cm x 22.86 cm


Record Id: nmah_1190756

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