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Friday, June 20, 2014

Early 1920s Jantzen Bathing Suit Label Identification

I find this Jantzen label so intriguing. This is the latest label to hit our vintage swimwear label reference on Glamoursurf. Jantzen is a favorite brand of mine and I did a double take when I saw this label. It dates between 1921-1922. Jantzen established itself in Portland, Oregon in 1916. The iconic diving girl was added to swimwear in 1923, and is missing from this label. Although it does have a patent date, that does not mean the suit dates to 1921 (but pretty close). Jantzen applied the patent verbiage to many early suits, but the classic 'diving girl' image is missing from this label.

 According to the Jantzen wiki 'from 1921 we discontinued the use of the name bathing suits and used swimming suits in all our copy. Since then many manufacturers throughout the world have advertised swimming suits in place of bathing suits.' Note the Jantzen label still does not have the classic diving girl image.

 1922 Janzten Label

Intriguing right?

Friday, June 13, 2014

1952 Window Displays by Joset Walker - Rompers, Sunsuits & Dresses

For you historical fans, here are a couple of Lord and Taylor Window display photographs of 1952 fashions by Joset Walker. You all know by know my love of her designs, right? She's a classmate of Claire McCardell, another favorite of mine. And how appropriate is this window dress display for Fathers day?




These are photographs from New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive 1932-1938. I'm not sure why the collection is titled in the 30s when the pictures are stating 1950s. I've attempted contacting the historian of the site to clarify but have yet to receive an answer. Certainly the swimwear designs are not 1950s, perhaps Joset was recreating another time period.

And just so you know just what this fabulous designer looked like back in the day. She's so pretty!

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Happy Fathers Day to all my readers! xo

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Recently listed Vintage Swimsuits, Leotards and Bikini Separates at Glamoursurf


Just listed at now available over at Glamousurf!



glamoursurf recently listed


Vintage 60s 70s Black Danskin Wrap Around Waist
Leotard Bodysuit size M

Vintage

60s 70s Black Danskin Wrap Around Waist Leotard Bodysuit
size M


Fabulous black Danskin wrap waist
leotard, size M. Such a fun piece. Vintage Danskin leotard
has a self fabric belt which threads through a hole at one
side and wraps at waist creating a surplice style bust, high
waist bottoms. Elaticized leg openings and waist. 100%
Nylon.
Vintage 80s Mainstream Floral and Animal Print
Skirted Swimsuit Vintage

80s Mainstream Floral and Animal Print Skirted
Swimsuit




Lovely vintage 80s Mainstream one piece
skirted swimsuit, size 10. Floral and animal print fabric in
shades of turquoie, lavendar, black and blues. High cut
elasticized leg openings, black gathered fabric at waist,
soft bra cup lining with elastic under bust, gusset is also
lined.
Vintage 80s LaBlanca Turquoise and Black Spotted
Swimsuit Vintage

80s LaBlanca Turquoise and Black Spotted Swimsuit




Vintage 80s LaBlanca one piece
turquopise and black swimsuit, size 14. Swimsuit has high
cut elasticized leg openening, surplice style bust and a
gathered black self fabric belt. Soft inner bra cups with
elastic band under bust, gusset is lined.
Black Carmen Marc Valvo Shirred Swimsuit Top

Black

Carmen Marc Valvo Shirred Swimsuit Top




Carmen Marc Valvo Swim Top tankini, size
6. Black swimsuit top has shirred sides, front and back.
Soft cups at bust. Fully lined. Made in USA. 89% Nylon, 11%
Lycra, fabric has 4 way stretch. Swimsuit top is in
excellent condition.
New Trina Turk Halter Neck Swimsuit Top New

Trina Turk Halter Neck Swimsuit Top




New with tags swimsuit top from Trina Turk, size Large. From
the 2009 collection, swimsuit top has a bright and vibrant
color mix of white, turquoise, lavendar and green against a
base of olive gold color. Fabric is signed. Soft padded bust
cups, gold toned finding at top center bust which creates a
keyhole beneath is. Halter neck style ties behind neckline
NEW JANTZEN Rasberry Pink Swimsuit Bikini Bottoms
size 8 NEW

JANTZEN Rasberry Pink Swimsuit Bikini Bottoms size 8




New
with tags Jantzen swimsuit bikini bottoms in a rich rasberry
pink, size 8. Gathered at the sides with the wonderful
Jantzen diving girl in a gold finding on the back of the
bottoms. Elasticized leg and hip openings. Gusset protective
liner still in place.