Man's swimming suit

Man's swim suit
Man's bathing suit

American
1950s
Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian (active in France), 1890–1973), Designed for Dunlap's, The Store for Men (American, 1890-2007)


Dimensions

Center back: 48.3 cm (19 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1264

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wood

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black man’s swimming trunks with yellow wooden buttons. Labeled: “This is Schiaparelli for Dunlap’s The Store for Men Cincinnati/ M”

Provenance

Owned by Richard Schaengold, a close friend of the Maxwell family. Gift from Marilyn M. Maxwell (donor's mother) December 25, 1987; 2005 Gift to MFA, January 25, 2006.

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his friend Richard Frederick Schaengold