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Purple dress designed by Oscar de la Renta and worn by Whitney Houston

Designed by:
Oscar de la Renta, American, founded 1965  Search this
Worn by:
Whitney Houston, American, 1963 - 2012  Search this
Medium:
silk, velvet, glass, metal, and synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 58 1/2 × 19 1/2 × 12 in. (148.6 × 49.5 × 30.5 cm)
H x W x D (Flat): 32 1/2 × 23 × 3 1/2 in. (82.6 × 58.4 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
dresses
Place used:
Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  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 the Estate of Whitney Houston
Object number:
2014.161.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd530098dac-a94d-4eca-a3b1-901c9b1ab888
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.161.1
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