Riviera Style: Resort and
Swimwear since 1900
From the English seaside to the Côte d’Azur and California, Riviera Style celebrates fashion at its most fun. With swimsuits and sarongs, brightly patterned beach cover-ups, boat neck Bretons and beach pyjamas, palazzo pants and playsuits, bikinis and burkinis, the exhibition features over 100 years of clothes for leisure. Riviera Style brings together a diverse range of clothing worn in and by the sea. A key feature of the items selected is the importance of fabric, from early examples to produce the perfect fabric that didn’t bag or sag when wet, to more recent technical developments designed to improve fit and increase speed in the water. Exhibition in association with Leicestershire County Council Museums
Partnership with King & McGaw
King & McGaw, the online art print store, has curated a display of Riviera-inspired prints to accompany the Riviera Style exhibition. Selected from the archives of British Vogue, P&O Heritage and National Railway Museum, the prints celebrate fashion and travel from the 1930s to 1960s.
Exhibition in association with Leicestershire County Council Museums.
Image © Fashion and Textile Museum.