Ella Fitzgerald Costumes

Jumpsuit, mint green silk heavily with rhinestones, faux pearls and fringe. Evening gown, grey silk with black silk and velvet overlay.

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Ella Fitzgerald Costumes


  • 1965-1975 (Creation)


6 lft; 2 black gown boxes

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The collection includes two costumes created for Ella Fitzgerald for concert performances. The first, a grey silk evening gown with a black silk and velvet floral overlay, was worn by the singer on stage in the 1960s. The second, mint green silk jumpsuit heavily adorned with rhinestones, faux pearls and fringe on the sleeves and waistline, was worn by the singer on stage in the early 1970s. An inside label reads "Elizabeth Courtney/Costumes Hollywood."

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The costumes were purchased by Ella Fitzgerald. Upon her death, presumably the costumes were placed with the auction house Sotheby's, then Bonham's auction house, where they were purchased by the donor, Madeline Garcia in 2006.

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The costumes were donated by Madeline Garcia.

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