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One-piece swimming costume

about 1950
Designed by Jantzen (British)


Center back: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, printed

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Orange/red one-piece bathing suit printed with mid-century modern pattern in black with elasticized waist and sweetheart neckline. Elasticized sections around bodice and forming vertical stripes down back. White lining. Pattern made up of black and white geometric designs. Zipper down center back with hook and eye closure at center back. Optional thin straps attach with buttons. Interior label: “JANTZEN: REG’D TRADEMARK ENGLAND”


2012, sold by Leslie Verrinder, Tintin Collectibles, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf