Jumpsuit worn by Diahann Carroll on the television show Julia
@ National Museum of African American History and Culture
DescriptionJumpsuit worn by Diahann Carroll as the character Julia Baker on the television show "Julia." The jumpsuit is a halter with a large bow in the front and wide legs. The halter top has two (2) wide straps and fastens at the back neck with a metal hook on the proper right strap. (The eye on the proper left strap is missing.) An oversized bow with long tails is sewn to the center front of the jumpsuit. There is a center seam going down the front of the jumpsuit that continues down the inside of each pant leg. The pants are wide-legged and flare at the bottom. The bodice of the jumpsuit is backless with a U-shape around the lower back. The jumpsuit closes with a metal zipper that begins at the center lower back and is approximately 4 1/2 inches long. There are two pieces of boning covered in the pink crepe sewn to the interior of the jumpsuit on the proper right and proper left sides below the armholes. They are attached at the top but not at the bottom. The jumpsuit is not lined.
Crêpe Synthetic Fiber And Metal Closures
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane