Saturday, September 5, 2009

An Interview With Vintage Swimwear Collector Pam Fierro

Pam Fierro talks about the evolution of vintage swimwear from the 1920s through the 1980s. She discusses the changing styles, famous designers, and the various materials that were used.

"Jantzen started in early 1900s. Before swimsuits were called swimsuits they were called bathing costumes. Those were the knee-length, boring dresses that came along with the pantaloons and water shoes or boots. Back in the Edwardian era, men and women weren’t allowed to bathe together, and the whole body had to be covered....."

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