Not only is swimwear inspired by evening wear, but the same has happened in reverse. In 2008, Zambesi’s Elisabeth Findlay used a gold vintage Rose Marie Reid swimsuit as inspiration for an intricately cut stretch dress in her collection. Alluding to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio, home of the Hollywood musical in the 1940s and 1950s, she called it the 'MGM dress'.
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Designer: Elisabeth Findlay
Manufacturing location: New Zealand
Garment type: Dress
Features: Panel inserted down sides
Exhibition: At the Beach: 100 Years of Summer Fashion in New Zealand October 2015 - February 2016.