As promised a few posts ago, we’re picking up where we left off in the Sports Illustrated Vault. We left you in 1980 with Christie Brinkley in the Seychelles and pick back up in 1981 with another great Christie cover. Check out 1981 through 2001 and tell us which suits you think are hits and which ones are misses.
Clockwise from top left: Christie Brinkley in Florida, 1981; Elle MacPherson in Thailand, 1982; Carole Alt in Kenya, 1988; Elsa Benitez, 2001; Heidi Klum, 1998; Tyra Banks, 1997.
We love vintage so of course we flipped over this book that combines some of our absolute favorites: beaches, the South of France and superb swimwear.
It’s called Lartigue’s Riviera and it highlights the amazing photography of Jacques Henri Lartigue, a truly brilliant Frenchman. The three photos pictured here were all shot in the early 1930s in Cannes and Antibes. Gorgeous, we think. Don't you?
P.S. Check out her beach music, lower left. An entire phonograph on the sand -- too cool.
The above SI covers provide a fascinating glimpse into the changing face of swimwear. Sexy, stylish, historic.
We've chosen a few of our favorites -- from 1955 (and a feathery swimming cap) to 1980 (stunning Christie Brinkley). We'll cover more in a future post; we ADORE them.
Which of the above suits would you still wear today?
(clockwise from top left: Betty di Bugnano, 1955; Cozumel, 1964; Cheryl Tiegs in Cancun, 1975; Christie Brinkley in the British Virgin Islands, 1980; Christie Brinkley in the Seychelles, 1979; Puerto Rico, 1969)