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Costume worn by Dawn Robinson in "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" video

Catalog Data

Designed by:
Danny Flynn  Search this
Manufactured by:
Frederick's of Hollywood, founded 1947  Search this
Worn by:
Dawn Sherrese Robinson, American, born 1965  Search this
Subject of:
En Vogue, American, founded 1989  Search this
Medium:
Dress: synthetic fiber and spandex
Bra: Polyester fiber, nylon, spandex, and metal (underwire)
Gloves: nylon and spandex
Dimensions:
H x W (.1, dress, flat): 51 × 13 in. (129.5 × 33 cm)
H x W x D (.1, dress, on form): 52 × 12 1/2 × 8 in. (132.1 × 31.8 × 20.3 cm)
H x W (,2, bra, flat): 9 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (24.1 × 29.2 cm)
H x W x D (.2, bra, on form): 9 × 10 × 8 3/4 in. (22.9 × 25.4 × 22.2 cm)
H x W (.3a, glove (left)): 22 × 5 1/4 in. (55.9 × 13.3 cm)
H x W (.3b, glove (right)): 22 × 5 in. (55.9 × 12.7 cm)
Type:
dresses
brassieres
gloves
Date:
1992
Description:
A costume worn by Dawn Robinson of En Vogue for the music video "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" (1992) comprised of a red dress (.1), a bra (.2), and a pair of elbow-length black gloves (.3ab). There are no shoes included with this outfit.
Dress (.1): A red 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 scoops below the bust. Thin double straps begin at the front sides and cross at the center back of the bodice. 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 "D" is handwritten in black ink on the inside back bodice. The dress is not lined.
Bra (.2): A red push-up bra with a plunging neckline between the cups, red sheer wings, and adjustable back straps. The padded cups are faced with red satin. Each cup has an insert for additional padding, but the padding has been removed.
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 "D" is handwritten in white ink or paint on the interior of each glove near the opening. In 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.
Topic:
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
Object number:
2014.189.4.1-.3ab
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
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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