Sunsuit

American
1960s
Designed by Tom Brigance (American, 1913–1990)


Dimensions

Center back: 132.1 cm (52 in.)

Accession Number

2013.270

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; printed

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sleeveless romper with sweatheart neckline. Two thin straps are adjustable at back with buttons. Belt attached around center. Pleated skirt on top of matching attached shorts with olive green lining. Floral design with red, pink, purple and green flowers. Tan lining and bustier sewn into top front of romper. Interior label: “BRIGANCE FOR SINCLAIR”

Provenance

2012, sold by Palm Beach Vintage, Palm Beach, FL to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut 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