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Woman's swimsuit in two parts (suit and belt)

Black knit bathing suit with seven faux mother-of-pearls buttons down the center front. Self belt at natural waist with two belt loops. Interior white woven labels with black writing; "12" and "Rudi Gernreich design for/Harmon knitwear" in black.

Provenance

November 28, 2008, purchased by Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Jr. from eBay auction #180308298391; gift of Van Siclen to the MFA (Accession date: February 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Van Siclen, Jr.

American, 1960s

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Center front: 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.335.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool knit; plastic

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes