A pair of yellow leather trousers with wide flared legs and black leather details. The pants are flat front, wide leg style, with a front zipper, a one (1) snap closure, and seven (7) belt loops. The front of the proper right leg is decorated with the words [FRESH/ "PEE"] surrounding two (2) black leather horizontal stripes with a large black star in the middle. There is one (1) smaller black leather star applique topstitched to the lower center of the proper left leg. The trousers have one (1) embellished diagonal pocket at the front proper left hip, with four (4) small black leather stars topstitched along the edge. The interior of the pants are lined to the knee with a black synthetic fabric.
On the verso, there are two (2) very large patch pockets, each trimmed with small decorative stars all along the edge. Each pocket has a large rectangular flap that secures with a two (2) snap closure. Inside each pocket is another patch pocket with no closure.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Designed by: Unidentified
Worn by: Bootsy Collins, American, born 1951
Object number: 2015.234.2.2
Date: ca. 1990
Medium: leather, synthetic fiber and metal
Dimensions: H x W (flat): 44 1/2 × 17 in. (113 × 43.2 cm)
Dimensions: H x W (pant leg hem): 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm)
See more items in: National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Exhibition: Musical Crossroads
On View: NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bootsy Collins
Restrictions & Rights: No Known Copyright Restrictions