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Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket Exhibit at EMP

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credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

The Harley-Davidson® Museum in partnership with Seattle’s EMP Museum is paying tribute to the black leather jacket. The museum will look at its evolution beginning with its role to protect pilots and motorcyclists through its adoption by Hollywood celebrities, rock stars and others as a symbol of rebellion.

It will also look at its modern-day designs from fashion houses such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Gianni Versace.

There will be more than 100 artifacts during the exhibit’s run, including jackets worn by Elvis Presley and Taylor Lautner of the “Twilight” series.

“Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket” starts June 16, in Milwaukee, WI.

Then the exhibit will travel to Seattle and be on display at the EMP Museum from October 20, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

– Copyright 2012 The Associated Press and http://www.empmuseum.org

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