A WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has captured imaginations for 50 years with its annual celebration of the world's most exquisite bodies. From cover girls Christie Brinkley to Heidi Klum to Kate Upton, this yearly publishing sensation has launched the careers of so many supermodels. Elle, Tyra and Brooklyn have become household names. In Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful, SI reveals the inside story of how what began as an eight-page travel piece has emerged as one of the most powerful--and hotly anticipated--media events of the year, with a global audience of more than 70 million. This alluring anniversary edition features:
Star athletes in swimsuits
The magic of bodypainting
All the iconic covers
Every model who has graced the issue is here, from Cheryl Tiegs in her fishnet suit to Kathy Ireland and her record 12 appearances. Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautifulis the definitive account of an extraordinary publication illuminated by hundreds of unique and breathtaking photographs--stunning women in captivating poses in exotic locales. Beautiful.
Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Publisher: Sports Illustrated Books Published: 10/22/2013 Pages: 304 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 6.75lbs Size: 14.10h x 11.40w x 1.50d ISBN: 9781618930811
About the Author Sports Illustrated, the most respected voice in sports journalism, is a multimedia sports brand that takes the consumer into the heart and soul of sports. It reaches a weekly audience of nearly 21 million, and SI.com, the magazine's 24/7 sports news website delivers more than 150 original stories each week.