For those who are based in Sydney (or likely to go in the next few months) a great new exhibition is opening next week on the history of swimwear.
Exposed! the story of swimwear highlights the designs and designers, past and present, at the forefront of Australian swimwear fashion.
What: Exposed! The Story of Swimwear.
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum, South Gallery, Darling Harbour
When: July 2nd to October 25th, 2009.
More information at the ANMM website. Image courtesy ANMM.
It looks like this is a travelling exhibition so those who live in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Wagga Wagga and Newcastle will see it later. Sadly, it’s not coming to Melbourne – perhaps a trip is in order?
UPDATE: nice article about the exhibition from The Australian.
Speaking of swimwear, if you’d like something gorgeous for this summer you might like to check out the website of Glamoursurf a vintage site that specialises in bathing suits. Here’s one of my favourites:
1940s jersey Hawaiian print swimsuit. Image courtesy Glamoursurf.