wool, silk satin, paillettes with sequins and glass and plastic beads, and gold foil tape
H x W (Flat): 31 1/2 × 19 1/2 in. (80 × 49.5 cm)
Waist: 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm)
Black double-breasted dinner jacket worn by LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension. The black wool jacket has full-length sleeves and a notched silk satin collar. There are four (4) satin-covered buttons at the center front, only the bottom proper right button functions as a closure for the double-breasted jacket while the other three are decorative. There are two (2) exterior inset pockets trimmed in black satin, one at each front side waist, and one (1) additional inset pocket at the proper left breast trimmed in black wool. There are four (4) decorative satin-covered buttons at each cuff. The cuffs are trimmed with gold woven tape. Above the tape on each cuff is a large paillette in a highly stylized floral design with gold beading and sequin flowers and black beaded leaves, with a single clear rhinestone at the center of the flower. There are two additional pailletes, one on each should reaching down the front and down the back, of a different stylized leafy floral design in gold and black beads and gold sequins. The pailletes are all hand-appliqued to the jacket. The jacket is fully lined in cream silk. There are three (3) interior inset pockets, one at each front side chest, and one at the interior proper left waist. There is a black satin-covered button on the interior proper left front that corresponds to the buttonhole on the proper right front side to close the jacket. There are three (3) designer and manufacturer labels in the interior of the jacket.
Black vest with gold decoration and fringe worn by LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension. The collarless black vest has a straight hem with squared front opening edges and oversized armholes. It is made of a black polyester-cotton blend fabric that is decorated with gold woven tape in a looped design around the neck, front sides, hem, and armholes. There are four (4) gold bead and sequin appliques of stylized flowers sewn on the fronts, two (2) on each side, with the top two facing upward and the bottom two facing downward. Beaded gold fringe is sewn at both shoulder seams with black velvet tape covering it in the middle along the seam. Fifty-five (55) lengths of gold woven tape in an open design are sewn all along the hem of the vest to make fringe approximately twenty (20) inches long. Each piece of fringe is hemmed with tightly woven gold tape. The vest is lined with black synthetic fiber. There is a black fabric label at the interior back neck with gray machine-embroidered text reading "LE DOUX ROAD / of Beverly Hills".
Black shirt with full-length sleeves and pointed collar worn by LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension. The shirt closes at the center front with seven (7) round black buttons rimmed in etched gold. There are two (2) of these same buttons at each cuff. The cuffs are bordered at the top and bottom with gold piping. There are two (2) female metal snaps under the collar, one at each side of the shoulder seam, for attaching the necktie (.4). The shirt is not lined except for stiff interfacing in the collar. There is a black fabric label at the interior center back neck with white machine-embroidered text reading "JEF BILLINGS".
synthetic fiber, glass and plastic beads, and metal snaps
H x W (Flat): 21 1/4 × 8 in. (54 × 20.3 cm)
Black necktie with beading worn by LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension. The front of the tie and the knot are hand-beaded in a design of diagonal lines and zig-zags with gold and black beads. The faux necktie is constructed for use as a stage costume and does not actually tie around the neck. The blade and the band portions are sewn at the top to a faux knot. Two short, thin pieces of the black fabric extend from the top of the faux knot and fasten to the shirt (.2) with a male metal snap at each end. The thin pieces do not show when worn as they are under the collar of the shirt. The blade and the tail are lined in black synthetic satin. There is a hole cut into the tail approximately eight (8) inches from the faux knot, likely to fasten the tail around a button on the shirt. The tail is tacked to the blade with black thread.