Jacket worn by Michael Jackson during Victory tour

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Description
A black sequined silk jacket with crest patch worn by Michael Jackson and designed by Bill Whitten. The jacket consists of a black silk lining with another layer of silk sewn over top. The outer layer is covered with black metallic circular sequins sewn flat to the jacket. There is a red white and gold thread patch sewn to the PL brest of the jacket featuring an embroidered crown, a red circle with a stylized castle in it, and a golden banner which reads [MONTIS INSIGNIA CALPE - / GIBRALTAR / THE SUFFOLK RGNT]. At the collar there are two rectangular tags, one in embroidered black with a red circle reading [BILL WHITTEN] and the other white printed with black reading [MICHAEL JACKSON]. The jacket has no buttons, zippers, or other fastenings.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
1984
Object number
2011.19
Designed by
Bill Whitten, American, 1944 - 2006
Worn by
Michael Jackson, American, 1958 - 2009
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Costume
Costume design
Entertainers
Popular music
Medium
silk (fiber) and sequin
Dimensions
H x W (Laid Flat, Arms Folded): 25 9/16 × 20 1/2 in. (65 × 52 cm)
Shoulder Width: 20 1/16 in. (51 cm)
Sleeve Length: 24 in. (61 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Type
jackets