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Stage costume worn by Jermaine Jackson

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
Stage costume worn by Jermaine Jackson and made by the International Costume Company, consisting of pants and a shirt. The shirt (2010.23.2a) is composed of a corduroy lime green fabric at the chest, upper proper right arm, and entire proper left arm. The torso is made from six horizontal panels in different colors (red, yellow, dark green, blue, dark purple, light purple) of the same fabric. The proper right arm from the elbow to the wrist is made of a light ruffled fabric with an orange and green floral pattern. The interior of the shirt, except for the floral section, is lined with the lime green fabric. The shirt has a v-neck collar and prominent lapels that have been stiffened with interior supports. There is a zipper running up nearly the entire back and two metal hook and eye fasteners on the back of the collar. The pants (2010.23.2b) are composed of four panels in two fabrics, three of which are a heavy material with a blue and white herringbone pattern and the other is a solid lime green material. The proper right leg has a decorative silk ribbon band attached just above the knee. The ribbons are sewn in a rainbow pattern with a Velcro closure which is secured to the leg with a length of thread sewn to the leg above and below the band. There are loose ribbons of various lengths hanging from the band. The embroidered label of the costume company is sewn into the back of the waist.
Created by
International Costume Co., American
Worn by
Jermaine Jackson, American, born 1954
Used by
The Jackson 5, American, 1964 - 1975
Date
1972
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
polyester, silk (textile), metal
Dimensions
H x W (Shirt, Laid Flat, Arms Folded): 30 × 18 in. (76.2 × 45.7 cm)
H x W (Pants, Laid Flat): 44 1/2 × 22 in. (113 × 55.9 cm)
Waist: 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
Shoulder Width: 16 15/16 in. (43 cm)
Sleeve Length: 26 in. (66 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
2010.23.2ab
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Motown (Music)
Popular music
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions