Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Fashion Flashback: Anna Ewers + the White Bikini

Beach Babe: Anna Ewers in a Gottex bikini. Photo by Norman Jean Roy.

When I saw this photo of German model Anna Ewers in a white bikini from the May 2015 issue of Harper's Bazaar, my first thought was, "Am I looking at Brigitte Bardot?" and my second thought was, "Is this the Ursula Andress bikini?"

The iconic white cotton bikini Bond babe Miss Andress wore in 1962's Dr. No is so popular that it even warrants its own Wikipedia page (aptly titled "White bikini of Ursula Andress"). She designed it with the film's costume designer, Tessa Prendergast. Back in 2001, Andress sold the bikini at auction for £41,125.
"This bikini made me into a success. My entrance in the film wearing the bikini on that beautiful beach seems to now be regarded as a classical moment in cinema."
Proof that what goes around comes around and fashion is always having a throwback moment.

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