Swimsuit

Production date
1980-1989
Country
Austria
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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'.
Classification
CH classification COSTUME Beachwear woman
Maker
Production date
1980-1989
Production place
Measurements
Centre Front: 445 mm
Centre Back: 215 mm
Media/Materials description
Nylon and Elastane ('Lycra') (Textiles)
Signature/Marks
<Black on white> 6806 \ SIZE 14 \ WARM MACHINE \ WASH \ DO NOT IRON \ DO NOT BLEACH \ DRY IN SHADE
<red on white> Made in Austria \ EU42 \ F42 \ GB36 \ Triumph INTERNATIONAL
<Reverse side> CALYPSO \ Col.01 \ 85% Polyamid \ Nylon \ 15% Elastane \ <care systems> \ 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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Registration number
H42037

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