Costume worn by Maxine Jones in “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” video

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Designed by
Flynn, Danny
Worn by
Jones, Maxine, American, born 1962
Subject of
En Vogue, American, founded 1989
Medium
Dress: aluminum mesh
Bra: Polyester fiber, polyurethane and metal (underwire)
Bikini briefs: nylon and spandex
Shoes: leather, plastic, rubber and metal
Dimensions
H x W (.1, Dress, flat): 29 × 19 1/2 in. (73.7 × 49.5 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 1/4 × 14 in. (26 × 35.6 cm)
H x W x D (.2, Bra, on form): 9 1/4 × 10 × 9 in. (23.5 × 25.4 × 22.9 cm)
H x W (.3, Bikini briefs, flat): 8 × 10 3/4 in. (20.3 × 27.3 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 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 9 3/4 in. (13.3 × 8.3 × 24.8 cm)
H x W x D (.4b, Shoe (right)): 5 1/4 × 3 1/8 × 9 3/4 in. (13.3 × 7.9 × 24.8 cm)
Type
bikinis (underwear)
brassieres
pumps (shoes)
sheath dresses
Place used
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1992
Description
A costume worn by Maxine Jones 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 v-neck front and 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 open-toed high-heeled shoes. The vamp has a crisscrossing swirled pattern over the top of the front of the foot. A t-strap style closure connects the vamp to the heel cap. The straps close with a metal snap and have a decorative silver buckle. The curved heels are a dark tan and have a black rubber bottom. A cream non-slip rubber pad is adhered to the front half of the soles. Thin foam padding is adhered to the insoles of the toes.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
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
2014.189.9.1-.4ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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