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Designed by:
Danny Flynn  Search this
Worn by:
Terry Lynn Ellis, American, born 1963  Search this
Subject of:
En Vogue, American, founded 1989  Search this
Dress: aluminum mesh
Bra: Polyester fiber, polyurethane and metal (underwire)
Bikini briefs: nylon and spandex
Shoes: leather, plastic, rubber, metal and glittered mesh
H x W (.1, Dress, flat): 28 1/2 × 16 in. (72.4 × 40.6 cm)
H x W x D (.1, Dress, on form): 27 × 12 3/4 × 10 in. (68.6 × 32.4 × 25.4 cm)
H x W (.2, Bra, flat): 9 3/4 × 12 1/2 in. (24.8 × 31.8 cm)
H x W x D (.2, Bra, on form): 9 1/2 × 10 × 9 in. (24.1 × 25.4 × 22.9 cm)
H x W (.3, Bikini briefs, flat): 8 × 12 1/4 in. (20.3 × 31.1 cm)
H x W x D (.3, Bikini briefs, on form): 8 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 8 in. (21.6 × 31.8 × 20.3 cm)
H x W x D (.4a, Shoe (left)): 5 1/2 × 3 1/4 × 10 in. (14 × 8.3 × 25.4 cm)
H x W x D (.4b, Shoe (right)): 5 1/2 × 3 1/4 × 10 in. (14 × 8.3 × 25.4 cm)
bikinis (underwear)
pumps (shoes)
sheath dresses
Place used:
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
A costume worn by Terry Ellis of En Vogue for the music video “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” (1992) comprised of a dress (.1), a bra (.2), a pair of bikini briefs (.3), and a pair of shoes (.4ab).
Dress (.1): Mini-length shift dress made of small (1/4-inch) interlocking silver metal octagonal discs. The dress is sleeveless, with a deep v-neck front and a low-cut straight back bodice. The dress is not lined.
Bra (.2): Metallic silver bra in an underwire demi cup style with adjustable straps and an adjustable hook-and-eye back closure. The bra is not lined.
Bikini briefs (.3): Metallic silver bikini style briefs. The briefs are not lined.
Shoes (.4ab): Pair of metallic silver close-toed high-heeled shoes. The shoes have a pointed silver toe cap attached to a vamp made of silver glittered mesh. Two silver straps border the back edge of the vamp and cross at the top of the vamp, continuing across the top of the foot and attached to the sole just in front of the heel. A silver heel strap is attached to the front straps. The curved heels have a tan rubber bottom. A black non-slip rubber pad is adhered to the front half of the soles with a logo of a cat punching above the words "CAT'S PAW."
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of En Vogue
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture