Black and gold vest worn by LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension

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Designed by
Le Doux Road, American
Worn by
McLemore, LaMonte, American, born 1935
Subject of
The 5th Dimension, American, founded 1966
Medium
polyester and cotton blend, synthetic fiber, gold foil fringe, gold foil tape, sequin paillettes, and plastic and glass beads
Dimensions
H x W (Flat): 40 1/2 × 17 3/4 in. (102.9 × 45.1 cm)
Waist: 22 in. (55.9 cm)
Type
vests (main garments)
Place made
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1980
Description
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".
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Costume
Popular music
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Soul (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of LaMonte McLemore founding member of The 5th Dimension
Object number
2013.198.2
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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