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Manufactured by:
Executive Apparel, American, founded 1934  Search this
Worn by:
Halle Berry, American, born 1966  Search this
a: polyester and cotton blend cloth, plastic buttons;
b: plastic and metal
H x W: 44 x 20 1/2 in. (111.8 x 52.1 cm)
Place depicted:
Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
This teal waitress uniform dress (a) and name tag (b) were worn by Halle Berry as Leticia Musgrove in the film Monster's Ball (2001). The fitted short-sleeved dress reaches below the knee and is made from dark teal polyester cotton blend fabric. It closes at the center front with six (6) round white plastic buttons. The front opening reaches from the neck to below the waist, not to the hem. The collar and decorative panels on the cuffs of the sleeves are made from white polyester and cotton blend fabric. There are two (2) inset pockets, one at each side hip sewn into the side seams. The dress is not lined. A white manufacturer's label with burgundy embroidered text reading "EXECUTIVE / APPAREL / MADE IN U.S.A." is sewn at the interior center back neck with the name "LETICIA" handwritten in the bottom right corner in black ink. Below the manufacturer's label is a white fabric label with black printed text detailing the size, fiber content, and care.
The name tag (b) is pinned to the dress on the proper left front just below the collar. It is a rectangular piece of black plastic with a cream plastic panel adhered to the front that has engraved lines reading "LETICIA". It fastens with a metal rolling safety clasp that is adhered to the center of the back.
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Film  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture