Definitions

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  • n. Clothing designed to be worn while performing on stage.
  • n. Clothing worn by backstage crew.

Etymologies

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stage +‎ -wear

Examples

  • Insect shoesSuzy Menkes referred to the controversy that constantly surrounded McQueen, in particular the giant "insect" shoes from his penultimate collection that Lady Gaga has since adopted as favourite stagewear: "some of the most chillingly misogynistic footwear ever seen on the runway … but quite, quite beautiful".

    Alexander McQueen: family and fashion royalty pay tributes at St Paul's

  • Supplying the group with stagewear and using a hammer and sickle logo to promote them, he developed the shock tactics he used to far greater effect later with the Pistols.

    Taipei Times

  • One of rock 'n' roll's great kitsch items, the "Energy Dome" - a red, flower-pot-like helmet that's been part of Devo's stagewear and iconography for 30 years - can be had for $32, or $100 signed by the five band members.

    latimes.com - News

  • To back up her claims, Yana Morgana has released snaps of her late daughter wearing a latex bikini while sat at a piano, in reference to Lady Gaga's outlandish stagewear.

    Starpulse Entertainment News

  • As this handy li'l Raiders digest amply illustrates, the band's tri-cornered, tri-colored Revolutionary War uniforms made even the Beach Boys 'Sixties stagewear seem hep by comparison

    The Rock and Roll Report

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