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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Dabbles in Swimwear

Oh my, oh my, oh my. I would have never guessed. This revealing swimsuit was designed by actress Elizabeth Taylor and her American partners Mia Fonssagrives and Vicki Tiel on show at Maxim's in Paris in January 1968.

Mia was studying at Parson's School of Design in New York City in the early 1960s. It was there that she and fellow student Vicky Tiel had the dream of creating a collection of women's clothing. Because Mia had French citizenship through her father, the fledgling designers moved to Paris. They became known for their innovative ready-to-wear Youthquake fashion line. They also collaborated with Taylor on wedding dresses. Are you surprised?

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