Bonnie Cashin "Suit of the Future" worn by 20th century star Jean Peters in 1948.
This small article mention of a piece by Bonnie Cashin made me chuckle.
'Bathing suit fashion trends roughly approximate social and political trends, and today the movement seems to be toward conservatism. In the case of bathing suits, this movement toward the right is not inspired by capitalistic reaction, but by the simple fact that the fourty-year, revolutionary wear-less movement has come to a dead end; women can't wear less without going nude. Since this last step would put the huge bathing-suit industry out of business, designers are carefully suggesting that in the future women will want more conservative beachwear. The suits will be fuller, more glittering, and will be made of all kinds of fabric - from mattress ticking to velvet - most of them elasticized and water repellent. One buck-Roger's eye view of coming styles is movie designer Bonnie Cashin's purple and gold "Suit of the Future" for formal evening swimming parties - a wishful glimpse into the elasticized World of Tomorrow, in which every American home will have a swimming pool in the living room and an actress reclining by the pool.'
Now wouldn't the string bikini have caused a stir in this future prediction model. And a swimming pool in my living room? And if it comes with an actress, lets see, I'll take Natalie Wood. How about you?