1964 Cole of California Documented Black Fishnet 'Scandal Suit' Swimsuit
An original and well-documented 'Scandal Suit' created by Margit Fellegi for Cole of California in 1964. The garment was released to the press with a runway presentation of models holding mock front page headlines screaming "scandal" in bold print. They dropped the papers on cue, revealing what was, at the time, one of the most overtly sexy and daring swimsuits ever marketed. According to Fellegi, even nice girls would become a bit scandalous once she puts one on. The bathing suit is fashioned in a rich black super thick soft nylon jersey. I adore the fishnet mesh down the front, built-in bra cups and low backless design. The low waist has the cutest bow accent and the slight boy-cut legs are super figure flattering. Such Bond Girl style! This swimsuit is for the woman who wants to be noticed.
Measurements (varies due to stretch and open back) Bust: 34-38 inches Waist: 26-30 inches Hips: up to 40 inches Total Length: 29 inches
This rare Cole of California designer swimsuit is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. This documented garment is over 50 years old and is a wearable piece of fashion history.