Woman's swimsuit

American
about 1958
Designed by Rudi Gernreich (American (born in Austria), 1922–1985), Manufactured by Westwood Knitting Mills (American (California), founded 1946)


Object Place: Los Angeles, California, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 61 cm (24 in.) Center Front: 58.4 cm (23 in.)

Accession Number

2005.566

Medium or Technique

Wool knit, plastic buttons

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black knit tank suit with bright blue band around midriff, 5-button front placket. Labelled (at back neck): “Rudi Gernreich design for Westwood Knitting Mills”

Provenance

Purchased at a New Jersey boutique around 1957–58 by Susan Fromkin; Gift to Erica Fromkin, about 1985; Purchased via internet auction by the MFA, October 26, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Natalie Berger, by exchange