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A Schiaparelli Swimsuit Owned by a Champion

Designer Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli gold lame Melva Block roller skating Schiaparelli swimsuit Vintage Swimwear

Something which has always fascinated me about vintage clothing is the history behind each piece. Who wore it before, what occasion did they buy it for, even what type of closet did it hang in? It's sad that so much of the time we can't know the answers to these questions, but I have a real treat for you today. Not only was this vintage swimsuit made by Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the most influential and sought-after designers of the 1930s and 40s, but it was owned by the gorgeous skating star Melva Block. Block (pictured below) was a national...

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