Gold swimsuit with double straps

Not only is swimwear inspired by eveningwear, but the same has happened in reverse. In 2008, Zambesi’s Elisabeth Findlay used a gold vintage Rose Marie Reid swimsuit as inspiration for an intricately cut stretch dress in her collection. Alluding to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio, home of the Hollywood musical in the 1940s and 50s, she called it MGM. It is styled with a vintage cream swim cap with star motif.

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Margo Barton
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Holeproof
Manufacturing location: New Zealand
Garment type: Swimsuit
Material: Rayon with lastex
Colour: Gold
Label: Rose Marie Reid of California
Date: Early 1950s