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Woman's swimsuit

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Black knit tank suit with bright blue band around midriff, 5-button front placket. Labelled (at back neck): "Rudi Gernreich design for Westwood Knitting Mills"


Purchased at a New Jersey boutique around 1957–58 by Susan Fromkin; Gift to Erica Fromkin, about 1985; Purchased via internet auction by the MFA, October 26, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Natalie Berger, by exchange

American, about 1958

Object Place

Los Angeles, California, United States


Center back: 61 cm (24 in.) Center Front: 58.4 cm (23 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool knit, plastic buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts