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Registration Number: H42037

Name or Title: Swimsuit

Classification: CH classification COSTUME Beachwear woman

Brief Description: Woman's swimsuit, nylon and elastane ('Lycra'), red with multicoloured stripes (green, yellow, blue, navy),cut with a centre front seam, V shaped-neckline, a very low back, gathered upper side seam, halter neck tie straps, metal "Triumph" logo sewn to lower leftfront. Size 14. Style - 'Calhypso'.

Collection: Clothing and Textiles

Production Place: Austria

Production Date: 1980-1989

Materials: Nylon and Elastane ('Lycra') (Textiles)

Measurement : Centre Front: 445 mm
Centre Back: 215 mm

Signature/Marks: 6806 \ SIZE 14 \ WARM MACHINE \ WASH \ DO NOT IRON \ DO NOT BLEACH \ DRY IN SHADE
Made in Austria \ EU42 \ F42 \ GB36 \ Triumph INTERNATIONAL
CALYPSO \ Col.01 \ 85% Polyamid \ Nylon \ 15% Elastane \ \ MYI SUISSE

History and Use: This 1980s ‘Calypso’ woman’s swimsuit was made in Australia and designed by Triumph, an international swimwear and underwear manufacturer founded in Germany in 1886. This garment shows several design features characteristic of 1980s swimwear including the v-neck, low-cut back and gathered stitching. Like this suit, most women’s swimwear in the 1980s was made of lightweight, tight-fitting and fast drying synthetic fabrics like nylon and elastane (lycra).

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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