Marilyn Monroe 1950
What goes around comes around, particularly in fashion. So, it’s not surprising that the brief is on the rise, both in lingerie collections and swimwear. I was scouring through some old photos of feminine icons the other day, celebrities that graced the media in the 1940’s to the 60’s. It’s uncanny how the two piece bathing suit designs worn by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Ava Gardner, and more are showing up on the 2016 runways. If I were to choose one trend I saw at the Paris Lingerie and Swim show, the hi-waisted brief would be it. I am very interested to see what Kimberly Berger’s (The Lion’s Lair) has to say about this observation in her Miami Swim Show Recap, coming soon.
Rita Hayworth & Elizabeth Taylor
Betty Grable 1940 & Virginia Mayo 1945
Chili Williams 1943 & Marilyn
Tuesday Weld 1960 & Dorothy Malone 1965