At the beach :

Geary, Cecilie,

At the beach : 100 years of summer fashion in New Zealand / - 86 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm

Writers: Cecilie Geary, Doris de Pont, Raewyn Alexander. Item produced to accompany the exhibition "At the beach : 100 years of summer fashion in New Zealand" held at the New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland 17 October 2015 to 8 February 2016. Exhibition curated by Doris de Pont and Dianne Ludwig.

Never far from the edge / Blush, burn, bronze / Glamour / Made in New Zealand / Life's a beach / Doris de Pont -- Cecilie Geary -- Cecilie Geary -- Doris de Pont -- Raewyn Alexander.

Celebrates changing beach fashions and fun since the early 1900s. What we did and what we wore reveals our relationship to the coast and the changes in social attitudes to modesty and participation in leisure pursuits. From the neck to knee bathers of the Edwardian era to the skimpy bikinis of the 1970s and beyond, see how and why swimwear shrank. With over 100 images the book shares some personal beach experiences, explores the relationship between glamour and the beach, the rise of the perfect tan and uncovers the history of our swimwear industry riding the local and global fashion wave.

9780994114716 0994114710

Bathing suits--History.--New Zealand
Women's clothing--History.--New Zealand
Fashion--History.--New Zealand

Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogues.

GT2077 / .G43 2015

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