[Happy Clothes white shirt]

Registration number: 33IND
Type of collection:Clothes
Registration number: 33IND
Class:Social Outfit
Title:[Happy Clothes white shirt]
Author:Angel, Zuzu
Background/Collection:Zuzu Angel
Production date:Década de 1970
Local production:Donation
Clothes history: Shirt with exclusive pattern developed by Zuzu Angel, later patented by Hildergad Angel. Several of the shirts that make up the archive in the present day were donated by different people from across the country after Zuzu Angel’s death as a way to manifest their solidarity to the political cause. According to Hildegard Angel (in a statement issued in 17/03/2017), other pieces were part of the store stock when it closed down and all were crafted bay Toninho Vieira (owner of the store Love Pier, in Ipanema). [The development and sale of brand t-shirts began after the launch of the Zuzu Angel store in Leblon, in 1973. From this moment on, there was an expansion of the offered product mix such as the sale of accessories, nightgowns, coin purses, cup holders amongst others].
Width: 0,27
Height: 0,52
Technique:Machine sewn, Silk screen
Clothes description: White short sleeve cotton shirt with round collar localized pattern with the writing Zuzu Angel with four stars circling it. Right below, there is a woman using a white top with red polka dots, skirt, bracelet, hair and red ornament. Nest to the face there is a speech bubble with the writing “Happy Clothes”. Below the character there is the writing “Rio de Janeiro”. Machine sewn piece with white thread. The sleeves are 0,20 cm long and 0,08 cm wide.
Associated events:Ocupação Zuzu Angel (Zuzu Angel Occupation) Exhibition. Itaú Cultural Institute. São Paulo, 2014.
Complementary clothes: Does not apply.
Description of complementary clothes: Does not apply.

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