Misaye Kawasumi as Female Dancer in 'The King & I' Designed by Irene Sharaff


Three piece orange silk dance costume, [C290-1/3] fitted long sleeve short cropped jacket with zipper back closure, two self sashes that cross at chest and continue to cross at back. diamond shaped panel at front, padded winged ornamentations at shoulders, heavily ornamented with appliqued patches of coiled gold wire, beads, gold sequins and small mirror pieces (Western Costume label reads "19-1708-1 Misaye Chest 32"); [C-290-2/3] pair of orange short pants with self pleated loin cloth that goes between the legs, back flap that ties at waist and ornamented at cuffs with bullion ribbon and gold fringe tassels; [C290-3/3] orange silk apron that attaches at waist and consists of three panels ornamented with same appliqued ornamentation with beads and sequins. (Western Costume label).




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Received the Academy award for best art direction/set direction for Lyall R. Wheeler, John DeCuir, Walter M. Scott and Paul S. Fox in 1956. Costume was worn in the "Uncle Tom's Cabin ballet." Can be worn with Ogre masks or Pagoda headdress.



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