Woman's bathing suit

late 20th century

Object Place: United States


Center back (29 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; Gottex; plastic beads; elastic; spandex; adhesive

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Light gold one piece bathing suit with highly decorative bust cups featuring rows of glued on gold beads. Neckline is decorated with blue beads with floral shaped metal accents that border the bottom of the bust cups along with strands of blue beads that hang from the bottom of the bust in a point that extends to the waist. Shoulder straps are decorated with square shaped gold beads that are also featured on the border of the bust. back straps criss-cross with a snap closure at the intersection of these straps. Scoop back neckline. Interior bust cups, with metal underwire, legholes finished with an elastic band casing. Bathing suit fully lined in a lustrous, elastic synthetic textile.


By 2009, in collection of Yolanda Cellucci of Waltham, MA; gift of Cellucci to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Yolanda of Yolanda Enterprises Inc.