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Red suit owned by James Brown

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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.
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Object number
2008.7.3.1-.2
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Funk (Music)
Soul (Music)
Restrictions & Rights
No known copyright restrictions