[Talk] History of Australian Swimwear

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful festive season and I’m pleased to announce my first talk for Glen Eira is on this Thursday, free and online – fresh for summer. Here’s the blurb from the website:

From Annette Kellerman’s sleek one-piece, which scandalised society over a century ago, to the high-tech Speedos worn by today’s swimming champions, what Australians have worn on the beach and in the water displays the perfect combination of style and innovation.

Join author and fashion historian, Nicole Jenkins, for an illustrated look at the wonders of concealing and revealing – bathers, bikinis, maillots, swimmers, swimsuits, swimming costumes, togs and trunks.


What: History of Australian Swimwear – an illustrated talk with Nicole Jenkins.
When: Thursday, 19th January 2023, 7pm-8pm
Where: Zoom via your computer.
Cost: Free!
Bookings essential for online attendance: click here.

1930s woollen swimsuit, collection Powerhouse Museum.

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *