Carolyn Schnurer (American, born 1908)
Gift of Carolyn Schnurer, 1946 (C.I.46.106.98a–c)
This three-piece beachwear ensemble features a bottom in the wraparound "diaper" style first made popular by American sportswear designer Claire McCardell. A halter-style bra and a wraparound scooter skirt in a bold red and blue cotton floral print complete the ensemble. Schnurer, who was known for traveling the world in search of design inspiration, was very successful at adapting indigenous design ideas into garments that appealed to the American woman.