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Bathing suit

Designer:
Carolyn Schnurer (American, born New York, 1908–1998 Palm Beach, Florida)
Date:
1944–45
Culture:
American
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
[no dimensions available]
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Carolyn Schnurer, 1946
Accession Number:
C.I.46.106.98a–c
Not on view

This three-piece beachwear ensemble features a bottom in the wraparound "diaper" style first made popular by American sportswear designer Claire McCardell. A halter-style bra and a wraparound scooter skirt in a bold red and blue cotton floral print complete the ensemble. Schnurer, who was known for traveling the world in search of design inspiration, was very successful at adapting indigenous design ideas into garments that appealed to the American woman.

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