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Silver unitard worn by Nona Hendryx

Manufactured by
Gilda Marx, Inc., 1977 - 1996
Worn by
Hendryx, Nona, American, born 1944
synthetic fiber
H x W x D (On form): 49 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 10 in. (125.7 × 31.8 × 25.4 cm)
H x W (Flat): 47 1/2 × 10 1/2 in. (120.7 × 26.7 cm)
body stockings
A silver sleeveless unitard with a scoop neck and stirrup feet made from a stretch synthetic fabric. The unitard is not lined. There are two clothing labels sewn along the interior center back seam. The top tag is white with black machine-embroidered text reading, "DESIGNED BY / Gilda Marx." The bottom tag is white with blue printed text reading, "flexatard / BODY DESIGN BY GILDA / LOS ANGELES, CALIF. / [vertical on right side] MADE IN U.S.A".
African American
Clothing and dress
Disco (Music)
Funk (Music)
Rock and roll (Music)
Soul (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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