Leotard worn by Gabby Douglas during her first competitive season

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Blue and black long-sleeve leotard. The body of the leaotard is shiny and blue. The neckline seems to be a mix between a v-neck and a sweetheart nickline. It is trimmed with black velvet. A portion of the sleeves are covered with a black netting and are also trimmed in black velvet. The netting comes down to a point on the side of the sleeves, around 2 inches above the cuff. There is a rhinestone design below the neckline and along the shoulders. There are also rhinestones in various places on the black netting and along the velvet trim. There is a rhinestone design on the proper left hip.
The back of the neckline is square shaped and is trimmed with the black velvet and the rhinestones.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Gymnastics
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Worn by
Gabby Douglas, American, born 1995
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gabrielle Douglas
Medium
spandex, velvet, rhinestone, and elastomer
Dimensions
H x W: 19 x 9 in. (48.3 x 22.9 cm)
On Form: 20 1/8 × 19 3/4 × 8 1/4 in. (51.1 × 50.2 × 21 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Place used
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
2003
Type
leotards
sports uniforms
Object number
2013.12.1