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Swimsuit of black nylon faille with fitted, boned bodice and full, shirred trunks, adjustable shoulder straps, back zipper; front neckline decorated with four rows of gathered black tulle ruffles studded with rhinestones. Labelled: "Original Rose Marie Reid of California Hourglass Maillot" and...

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Purchased from Angie Childs via internet auction by the MFA, April 27, 2005

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Doris May

American, 1950s

Object Place

California, United States


Center back: 48.3 cm (19 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Nylon plain weave (faille), nylon tulle, rhinestones, elastic, metal zipper


Textiles and Fashion Arts