On View
Musical Crossroads Gallery
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
Designed by
Whitten, Bill, American, 1944 - 2006
Worn by
Jackson, Michael, American, 1958 - 2009
Date
1984
Medium
silk (fiber) and sequin
Dimensions
H x W (Laid Flat, Arms Folded): 25 9/16 × 20 1/2 in. (65 × 52 cm)
Shoulder Width: 20 1/16 in. (51 cm)
Sleeve Length: 24 in. (61 cm)
Description
A black sequined silk jacket with crest patch worn by Michael Jackson and designed by Bill Whitten. The jacket consists of a black silk lining with another layer of silk sewn over top. The outer layer is covered with black metallic circular sequins sewn flat to the jacket. There is a red white and gold thread patch sewn to the PL brest of the jacket featuring an embroidered crown, a red circle with a stylized castle in it, and a golden banner which reads [MONTIS INSIGNIA CALPE - / GIBRALTAR / THE SUFFOLK RGNT]. At the collar there are two rectangular tags, one in embroidered black with a red circle reading [BILL WHITTEN] and the other white printed with black reading [MICHAEL JACKSON]. The jacket has no buttons, zippers, or other fastenings.
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Type
jackets
Topic
Clothing and dress
Costume
Costume design
Design
Entertainers
Popular music
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.19
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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