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Designed by:
Danny Flynn  Search this
Manufactured by:
Isaac Mizrahi, founded 1987  Search this
Worn by:
Cindy Herron, American, born 1961  Search this
Subject of:
En Vogue, American, founded 1989  Search this
Medium:
Dress: synthetic fiber and spandex
Bra: satin, nylon, spandex, and metal (underwire)
Gloves: nylon and spandex
Shoes: satin, leather, elastic, and rubber
Dimensions:
H x W (.1, dress, flat): 52 1/2 × 13 in. (133.4 × 33 cm)
H x W x D (.1, dress, on form): 55 × 12 1/2 × 8 in. (139.7 × 31.8 × 20.3 cm)
H x W (,2, bra, flat): 7 1/2 × 13 in. (19.1 × 33 cm)
H x W x D (.2, bra, on form): 7 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 9 in. (19.1 × 26.7 × 22.9 cm)
H x W (.3a, glove (left)): 21 1/2 × 5 in. (54.6 × 12.7 cm)
H x W (.3b, glove (right)): 21 1/2 × 5 in. (54.6 × 12.7 cm)
H x W x D (.4a, shoe (left)): 5 × 3 1/2 × 10 3/4 in. (12.7 × 8.9 × 27.3 cm)
H x W x D (.4b, shoe (right)): 5 × 3 1/2 × 10 3/4 in. (12.7 × 8.9 × 27.3 cm)
Type:
dresses
brassieres
gloves
pumps (shoes)
Date:
1992
Description:
A costume worn by Cindy Herron of En Vogue for the music video "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" (1992) comprised of a red dress (.1), a bra (.2), a pair of elbow-length black gloves (.3), and a pair of black heels (.4ab).
Dress (.1): A red halter neck sleeveless dress with an an ankle-length skirt. The dress is made from a red stretch knit sewn with the dull side of the fabric facing. The front of the bodice is v-shaped and scoops below the bust. There is a sixteen (16) inch slit along the proper right side of the skirt, with the edges of the slit rounded at the hem. The letter "C" is handwritten in black ink on the inside back bodice. The dress is not lined.
Bra (.2): A red and black strapless bra with padded cups, black lace wings, and an adjustable back closure with two hooks and three sets of two eyes. The cups are faced in red satin, with an additonal half-circle panel of the red satin sewn around the bottoms and between the cups. The interior of the cups is made black nylon. Clear elastic grip tape is attached at the interior top edge of the wings. The letter "C" is handwritten in white ink or paint on the interior center front gore and in black ink on the interior side of the red satin half-circle panel.
Gloves (.3ab): A pair of black elbow-length stretch gloves, both alike. The gloves are seamed along the exterior side and around the fingers, with a separate thumb attached to the gusset. The letter "C" is handwritten in white ink or paint on the interior of each glove near the opening. In the the left glove (a) there is a white manufacturer's tag sewn to the seam near the arm opening with fiber content, size, and place of manufacture printed on it in black ink.
Shoes (.4ab): A pair of black satin pumps with a pointed toe. Each toe box has a small oval cutout at the exterior side of the shoe. A small leather bow is stitched to each toe box between the oval cutout and the toe box edge. The sides of each foot are uncovered. At each heel is a small thin leather strap, with a 1 inch strip of elastic at the back center of the strap to grip the heel. The shoes have 3-1/4 inch stiletto heels that are tipped with rubber. On the insole at the heel on both shoes is a white label with black text that reads: "ISAAC / ISAAC MIZRAHI". On the underside of both shoes at the shank are the leather seal and size: "vero/ cuoio/ MADE IN ITALY/ 10/ B".
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  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
Object number:
2014.189.2.1-.4ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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EDAN-URL:
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