Miles Ladin's blog

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sun Stroke Stimulus

This summer The Wolfsonian museum in South Beach, Florida is home to a retrospective look at swimwear design and an accompanying installation on bathing culture. Beauty on the Beach: A Centennial Celebration of Swimwear explores the role that fashion design plays in shaping and reflecting popular conceptions of glamour and health through an examination of innovations in swimwear design and creative marketing strategies. The exhibition features archival materials from the Jantzen swimwear company — celebrating its one-hundredth anniversary in 2009 — and The Wolfsonian's collection. The installation Sun Stroke Stimulus is a contemporary portrait of Miami Beach's "bathing" culture by photographer Miles Ladin. Both are on view July 10-October 11, 2009.