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Swim to Dance Wardrobe

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1986 (designed)
    1986 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    di Sant'Angelo, Giorgio, born 1933 - died 1989 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lycra, spandex, synthetic chiffon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Costume Institute), on behalf of Martin F. Price

  • Museum number:

    T.17:1 to 5-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ensemble based around a two-piece swimsuit with lycra/spandex briefs and bandeau top, with two additional tubes of lycra/spandex fabric and a chiffon skirt. Apart from the knickers, the elements of the outfit are designed to serve multiple purposes and be worn together in a number of different combinations and arrangements.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1986 (designed)
1986 (made)


di Sant'Angelo, Giorgio, born 1933 - died 1989 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Lycra, spandex, synthetic chiffon

Descriptive line

Ensemble, multicoloured lycra & chiffon, 'Swim to Dance', Giorgio di Sant'Angelo, USA, 1986.


Synthetic chiffon; Spandex; Jersey; Lycra


Fashion; Clothing; Sport; Day wear; Evening wear; Informal wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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