Woman's belted swimsuit

American
1960s
Designed by Rudi Gernreich (American (born in Austria), 1922–1985)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center front: 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.335.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool knit; plastic

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black knit bathing suit with seven faux mother-of-pearls buttons down the center front. Self belt at natural waist with two belt loops. Interior white woven labels with black writing; “12” and “Rudi Gernreich design for/Harmon knitwear” in black.

Provenance

November 28, 2008, purchased by Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Jr. from eBay auction #180308298391; gift of Van Siclen to the MFA (Accession date: February 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Van Siclen, Jr.