Drawing for a theatrical costume for a female pirate
Vincente Minnelli (American, Chicago 1903–1986 Beverly Hills)
Watercolor over graphite
sheet: 9 1/2 x 12 in. (24.1 x 30.5 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Gift of Frank Cambria, 1959
Not on view
Drawing, design for a women's pirate costume, part of a group of costume designs by Vincente Minnelli. The costume consists of a red and white ensemble of jacket and pants. The waist is wrapped in a wide belt, decorated with an oversized buckle across the jacket; the sleeves are wide, with several layers of ruffles, and silver trimmings. High-heeled, pointed-toe, red and white boots, and a matching plummed hat, wide-brimmed and worn over a scarf wrapping the head, complete the outfit.
Signature: In ink, at lower center: "Minnelli"
Inscription: Designer's notes in graphite across sheet.