Did you know that as late as the 1950s, men could be arrested for 'indecent exposure' for being topless on the beach?
Join costume historian Ivan Sayers for a live fashion show and lecture on the evolution of swimwear in Vancouver. From bathing costumes to bikinis, explore how bathing suit styles have fluctuated from the modest to the more revealing.
Don’t miss this opportunity to also view the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s summer exhibition, Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit.
Location: Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1A2
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm – arrive early to view the Babes & Bathers exhibition!
Cost: $22 (VMM members) / $25 (non-members)
Limited seating available. Advance ticket purchase required.