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Woman's swimsuit

American
1950s


Object Place: California, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.170

Medium or Technique

Nylon plain weave (faille), applied metallic braid and metal beads, elastic, cotton plain weave, metal zipper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Swimsuit of white nylon faille with fitted, boned bodice and full, shirred trunks, adjustable shoulder straps; front and neckline of bodice decorated with scrolling design in applied gold metallic braid and gold beads. Partial lining of nylon faille and cotton plain weave. Labelled: “Original Rose Marie Reid of California Hourglass Maillot”

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, April 27, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Linda Fenton