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Black "Sex" jumpsuit owned by James Brown

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black wool jumpsuit with sequined embellishments along the collar and waist. The letter "J" is spelled out with five sequined beads along the front of the collar. Each shoulder has six sequined beads along the top. The word "SEX" spelled out using sequined beads along the mid-section. The word is inside an oval that is also made using sequined beads. A zipper runs down the back.
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
wool, metal
Dimensions
H x W: 61 x 28 in. (154.9 x 71.1 cm)
Type
costume
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Object number
2008.7.4
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Funk (Music)
Sexuality
Soul (Music)
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions