Collection Online
Topless swimsuit
wool, cotton, rubber
42.6 cm (centre front) 30.2 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
United States
label, inside proper left side seam, woven in black on white polyester: RUDI GERNREICH / DESIGN FOR / HARMON KNITWEAR / 12
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation with the assistance of Ms Kerry Gardner, Member, 2001
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
One piece topless swimsuit made with dark grey wool jersey. The front is constructed with two panels joining in the centre with a vertical seam, the back is a single panel. With low cut legs the swimsuit extends to below the bustline, leaving the upper body exposed. Two narrow matching jersey straps are fixed at the inside centre front, crossing before extending to the top edge of the back panel. The leg cuffs and bustline are reinforced with a narrow band of concealed elastic.