Red suit owned by James Brown

Description
A red jumpsuit with a red vest worn by James Brown. The jumpsuit (2008.7.3.1) is red with long sleeves. The sleeves have geometric square patterns from shoulder to cuff in gold printed fabric. The vest (2008.7.3.2) is knee length and has two geometric square patterns running vertically on the front. It also has two buttons and a plunging collar. The designs begin at hem of the vest and extend to where the cuffs of the jumpsuit would begin when worn.

Object Details

Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006
Date
1970-1989
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
synthetic fiber
Dimensions
H x W (2008.7.3.1): 59 1/2 × 56 1/2 in. (151.1 × 143.5 cm)
H x W (2008.7.3.2): 41 1/2 × 23 1/4 in. (105.4 × 59.1 cm)
Type
Costume