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Evening gown belonging to Etta Moten Barnett

Catalog Data

Designed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
cloth and plastic with thread , metal
H x W: 59 1/16 × 16 5/8 in. (150 × 42.2 cm)
evening dresses
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1970
This is a tiered evening gown worn by Etta Moten Barnett. It is made of silky material cut on the bias with three diagonal tiers of cloth making up the bodice and the skirt. The dress has a white background with a print of dark pink flowers and green leaves twining around the body of the dress on the diagonal. On top of the print is embroidery and sequins in the same colors, emphasizing the outline of the designs. The twining floral patterns also edge along the dress’s scoop neckline and up the wide shoulder straps. The dress is self-lined. No tag was evident.
African American  Search this
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Broadway Theatre  Search this
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Singers (Musicians)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Etta Moten Barnett Archive
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture