Designed by
Flynn, Danny
Worn by
Herron, Cindy, American, born 1961
Subject of
En Vogue, American, founded 1989
Date
1992
Medium
Dress: aluminum mesh
Bra: Polyester fiber, polyurethane and metal (underwire)
Bikini briefs: nylon and spandex
Shoes: leather, plastic, rubber, metal and glittered mesh
Dimensions
H x W (.1, Dress, flat): 30 × 16 1/2 in. (76.2 × 41.9 cm)
H x W x D (.1, Dress, on form): 28 × 12 3/4 × 10 in. (71.1 × 32.4 × 25.4 cm)
H x W (.2, Bra, flat): 10 × 13 3/4 in. (25.4 × 34.9 cm)
H x W x D (.2, Bra, on form): 9 1/2 × 10 × 9 in. (24.1 × 25.4 × 22.9 cm)
H x W (.3, Bikini briefs, flat): 8 1/4 × 12 in. (21 × 30.5 cm)
H x W x D (.3, Bikini briefs, on form): 8 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 8 in. (21.6 × 31.8 × 20.3 cm)
H x W x D (.4a, Shoe (left)): 5 × 3 3/8 × 10 3/8 in. (12.7 × 8.6 × 26.4 cm)
H x W x D (.4b, Shoe (right)): 5 × 3 3/8 × 10 3/8 in. (12.7 × 8.6 × 26.4 cm)
Description
A costume worn by Cindy Herron of En Vogue for the music video “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” (1992) comprised of a dress (.1), a bra (.2), a pair of bikini briefs (.3), and a pair of shoes (.4ab).
Dress (.1): Mini-length shift dress made of small (1/4-inch) interlocking silver metal octagonal discs. The dress is sleeveless, with a scoop neck front bodice. The straps are crossed to form an "x" at the center back bodice. The dress is not lined.
Bra (.2): Metallic silver bra in an underwire demi cup style with adjustable straps and an adjustable hook-and-eye back closure. The bra is not lined.
Bikini briefs (.3): Metallic silver bikini style briefs. The briefs are not lined.
Shoes (.4ab): Pair of metallic silver close-toed high-heeled shoes. The shoes have a pointed silver toe cap attached to a vamp made of silver glittered mesh. Two silver straps border the back edge of the vamp and cross at the top of the vamp, continuing across the top of the foot and attached to the sole just in front of the heel. A silver heel strap is attached to the front straps. The curved heels have a tan rubber bottom. A black non-slip rubber pad is adhered to the front half of the soles with a logo of a cat punching above the words "CAT'S PAW."
Place used
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Type
bikinis (underwear)
brassieres
pumps (shoes)
sheath dresses
Topic
Actors
Clothing and dress
Design
Fashion design
Popular music
Singers (Musicians)
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of En Vogue
Object number
2014.189.11.1-.4ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57b17fe1c-1842-46aa-af6e-c2763e2771e8
Share this page