Silver unitard worn by Nona Hendryx

Manufactured by
Gilda Marx, Inc., 1977 - 1996
Worn by
Hendryx, Nona, American, born 1944
Medium
synthetic fiber
Dimensions
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)
Type
body stockings
Date
1977-1996
Description
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".
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Costume
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
2014.246.5
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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