“Crazy Caps” invented by Long Island housewife Betty Geibs, photo by Ralph Crane, 1959.
Smocked Retro Bikini. all about the smocking!
It's Summer 1965. Christian Dior uses the latest fad of wild and crazy prints for this terrycloth bikini and silk chiffon coverup for his Boutique label. I wish the colors were a bit brighter, but it's gorgeous all the same. Do you suppose one of these bikinis is hiding in a drawer or an attic somewhere in the world just waiting for someone to find it and appreciate it? I hope so.
Dior swimsuit 1965 Photo by Helmut Newton for Vogue UK