Woman's swimsuit

American
early 1950s
Designed by Tom Brigance (American, 1913–1990), For Sportsmaker (American)


Dimensions

Center back: 61 cm (24 in.)

Accession Number

2005.583

Medium or Technique

Plain-weave cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

One-piece yellow, purple, pink, and black woven check patterned swimsuit or sunsuit with black spaghetti straps and metal zipper at centerback. Labeled: “Brigance Sportsmaker/ Size 14/ style 1402/14. Attached paper hangtag.

Provenance

Purchased by Susan Ward via on internet auction from Kip Stamm, Las Vegas, NV, August 2005. Purchased by MFA November 23, 2005.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Linda Fenton