Swimsuit, Bikini

Maker
Expozay (estab. Late 1970s)
Production date
1980s
Current rights
Creative Commons - CC-BY
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Object Detail


Name/title
Swimsuit, Bikini
Description
A woman's bikini bathing suit. Strapless bra top and brief pants with narrowed sides. Bra has support on both sides like a corset bone and a plastic catch at back. Colours are black, purple, pink, turquoise, khaki, orange, lime green. Unlined except for pants front. Hemmed. Size 10 (NZ) and 8 (US).

In 1976 Expozay was established in Tauranga by Tony and Judy Alvos. The business idea was born when Judy, who was importing swimwear, began experimenting and producing her own garments to sell. Early Expozay bikinis were screen-printed with black outlines and then airbrushed with colour detail.
Maker
Expozay (estab. Late 1970s)
Production date
1980s
Production place
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Measurements
Top - 280mm (width), 80mm (length)
Pant - 270mm (width), 180mm (length)
Accession number
0038/17
Current rights