New exhibition: Riviera Style - Resort & 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
Fashion And Textiles Museum
Exhibition Dates: 22 May – 29 August 2015
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
Thursdays until 8pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Tickets: £8.80 adults