Black "Sex" jumpsuit owned by James Brown

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Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Brown, James, American, 1933 - 2006
Medium
wool, metal
Dimensions
H x W: 61 x 28 in. (154.9 x 71.1 cm)
Type
costume
Date
1970-1989
Description
A black wool jumpsuit with sequined embellishments along the collar and waist. The letter "J" is spelled out with five sequined beads along the front of the collar. Each shoulder has six sequined beads along the top. The word "SEX" spelled out using sequined beads along the mid-section. The word is inside an oval that is also made using sequined beads. A zipper runs down the back.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Funk (Music)
Sexuality
Soul (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.7.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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