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Woman's swimsuit

American
1950s


Object Place: California, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 48.3 cm (19 in.)

Accession Number

2005.168

Medium or Technique

Nylon plain weave (faille), nylon tulle, rhinestones, elastic, metal zipper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Swimsuit of black nylon faille with fitted, boned bodice and full, shirred trunks, adjustable shoulder straps, back zipper; front neckline decorated with four rows of gathered black tulle ruffles studded with rhinestones. Labelled: “Original Rose Marie Reid of California Hourglass Maillot” and “100% nylon”

Provenance

Purchased from Angie Childs via internet auction by the MFA, April 27, 2005

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Doris May