Woman's bathing suit in two parts (top, bottom)

late 20th century
Manufactured by Whiting & Davis Co. (American, founded 1896)

Object Place: United States


Top: center front: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.) Bottom: center back: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal mesh; cotton plain weave; tulle plain weave; lace; metal; elastic; cotton knit

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Gold tone metal mesh bathing suit with deep V neckline and stair shaped square hemline. Halter neckline with chain detail and hook closure in center back of neck strap. Interior cotton and tulle bust cups with white lace and metal underwire and knit cotton body with snaps on crotch (that attach to bottom of bathing suit)

Gold tone metal mesh bathing suit bottom with rectangular strips of mesh suspended from waistband down the front of the garment. Gold mesh waistband featuring pin tuck and elastic backing with a hook and eye closure. Cotton knit under garment attached to the waistband with snap closures at the crotch seam.


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.