Designed by
Fromberg, Doree
Worn by
Jackson, Janet, American, born 1966
Date
1970s
Medium
cloth
Dimensions
H x W x D (flat on cardboard form): 27 9/16 × 27 15/16 × 5 1/2 in. (70 × 71 × 14 cm)
Description
A light blue long-sleeve dress with white embroidery trim and a half ribbon belt on the back. Embroidery flanks decorative buttons from the throat to the waist before cutting at right angles to circle the waist. Embroidery also rings the hem of the dress and the ends of the sleeves. A tag at the colalr, blue stitching on white fabric, reads [Designers Collection / by DOREE SELEVAN / of DORISSA]. A small white tag at collar in black ink reads [8]. The zipper is in good working order, but the metal hook and thread loop at the top of the zipper are no longer present. There is some puckering along the skirt portion of the dress, but there are no holes, tears, or damage. The sleeve embellishments have small plastic tag fasteners, one per sleeve.
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Type
dresses
Topic
Child musicians
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
A2021.28.7.1.1
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50b29b4e5-65ff-4cc4-809c-ae83bbea40b7

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