Because Miami Beach was a backdrop for such fashion, its fitting the Wolfsonian is hosting Beauty on the Beach: A Centennial Celebration of Swimwear, a retrospective of swimsuits from the museums own collection as well as from the archive of one of the oldest swimsuit companies, Jantzen. Beauty on the Beach will reveal how the design and marketing of swimwear shaped and reflected ideas about fitness, beauty, and glamour. A photographic portrait of Miami Beach bathing culture by Miles Ladin will also be on display.
Wolfsonian members are invited to a preview plus free daiquiris this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition runs through October 11.
July 10-Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., 2009