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Woman's bathing suit in two parts

House of Rochas (French, founded in 1925)


(Bathing suit) Center back: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.) (Bottom) Center back: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton; wire

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White halter top with ties behind the neck, reinforced at with wires at top of bust, flares out at waist; labeled “Le Maillot Guepiere / Marcel Rochas - Paris.” White swimsuit bottom with elastic at waist and legs.


February 7, 2011, sold by Palm Beach Vintage, West Palm Beach, FL to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf