Friday, November 20, 2009

Liberace Museum: The Red Edition


Red, White, and Blue Hot Pants Costume
worn by Liberace for his 1986 Radio City Music Hall spectacular. Designed for the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. In Liberace's salute to the Statue of Liberty, the finale featured a replica of Lady Liberty holding a candelabra instead of a torch. Liberace first got the idea for this costume when he dressed as a drum major one year at Halloween.
Costume and matching cape design by Michael Travis.

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Mexican Matador Costume with Cape
first worn by Liberace in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Also worn on stage at the LV Hilton and during his 1981 tour of Mexico City.
Costume design by Michael Travis.


Lasagna Costume
A particular favorite of Liberace's. He wore it for many performances from 1982-1984. He would always joke that he wore this costume when he made lasagna because "it didn't show the stains." The unique feature of this costume is the sectional cape. When Liberace would spin around, sections of the cape would "fan" out. Sable fur trim.
Costume design by Michael Travis. Fur Design by Anna Nateece.


Christmas Costume
First worn onstage in the early 1980s at the Las Vegas Hilton during the Christmas season. Later worn during his performances in 1985 and 1986 in his final shows at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Also can be seen on Liberace's 1981 Christmas card.
Costume design by Michael Travis. Fur design by Anna Nateece


1931 Model A Ford Replica
Red Model A Ford replica with rumble seat. Used on stage at the Las Vegas Hilton in the 1970s. Liberace made his entrance in the red jumpsuit with a white ostrich-featured cape while chauffeured in this car.
Customized by Glassic of West Palm Beach, FL!!!!!!!

This little guy reminds me of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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