Super Stylish

Super Stylish.
Looks like they were stranded on a deserted island.
Love their look.
Perfect color combination.
Well done.
And all that happened in 1968.
Take me back please!

Anatomy of a classic. There is something so intriguing about this photograph; I feel like a bear drawn to honey. Willia Connors photographed model Cheryl Tiegs for the May 1968 Glamour. She sits on the beach in a turquoise puckered Arnel knit bikini by Monica for Elon. A beaded belt by American Authentics is slung around her waist. She's accompanied by a man, reading a newspaper and smoking. The interaction between the couple—or lack thereof—and the manner in which Tiegs regards the camera introduces it as a third character in this scene.

Legendary model Veruschka poses in a 1968 Bill Blass bathing suit on a beach in Brazil in this Franco Rubartelli photograph, which appeared in the January 15, 1968, Vogue. She wears a white nylon bikini by Bill Blass, the top and bottom of which are held together precariously by a series of oversize chain links. Her blissful pose coupled with the far-flung locale make this work particularly exotic.

John Rawlings turns to the beach in this photograph, which appeared in the July 1, 1953, Vogue. The blissful model wears a dark brown strapless bathing suit by Givenchy. The mix of chestnut, orange, sand, and turquoise hues make this shot especially vibrant, creating a desire for escapism that this work affords the viewer.

Veruschka on a Dock, 1965. Celebrated model Veruschka wears a transparent voile jumpsuit over a red, white, and blue striped bikini by Robert Sloan. Her earrings are by Atelier Nina. She stands on the dock as two small boats, one populated by a male companion, serve as a backdrop while a seemingly endless body of water in Barbados hangs in the distance. Louis Faurer's photograph appeared in the April 1965 Mademoiselle.

Credits to Ana Lee