Design Notebook by Sias SA

Sexy Geometries: Swimming suits and Architecture

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F.C Gundlach, “Op Art” bathing suit by Sinz, Asteras, Vouliagmeni, Greece, 1966

From Horst P. Horst, G. Hoyningen-Huene and F.C. Gundlach, to Helmut Newton and Patrick Demarchelier the swimmer’s body and its apparatus epitomized harmony and beauty, given shape and structure when shot against strict architectural geometries.

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H. Newton, Vogue, July 1976

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S. Meisel, Iron Butterflies, Vogue Italia, June 2004

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Horst P. Hosrt, Vogue, June 1940

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G. Hoyningen-Huene, hand-knit bathing suit by Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue, July 1931

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P. Demarchelier, Harper’s Bazaar US, Sheats Goldstein Residence, LA, April 1997

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G. Hoyningen-Huene, Swimwear by Elsa Schiapareli, Vogue, July 1928

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P. Demarchelier, Harper’s Bazaar US, June 1997

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M. Jansson, Olympiad, Interview Magazine, July 2012

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G. Hoyningen-Huene, Swimmwear by Izod, 1930