Black shirt worn by LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension

Designed by
Billings, Jef, American
Worn by
McLemore, LaMonte, American, born 1935
Subject of
The 5th Dimension, American, founded 1966
Medium
synthetic fiber, piping, metal, and plastic
Dimensions
H x W (Flat): 31 × 19 1/4 in. (78.7 × 48.9 cm)
Waist: 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Type
shirts
Date
ca. 1980
Description
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".
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
2013.198.3a
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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