The two piece Swoon Suit was advertised by Cole of California in 1944. The Swoon Suit trademark was applied for in 1944, and it was designed by none other than Margit Fellegi. Here's and interesting tidbit; the LACMA has a beautiful example of the Swoon Suit but they have it dated 1942, interesting right? I'm wondering if this was perhaps the first prototype. Fellegi was head designer for Cole from 1936-1972.
The Swoon Suit was offered in one and two piece styles from the same silk Cole was stitching into parachutes for the war effort. It's side lacing was not only sexy, it served to give silk the figure controlling characteristics of a rubber girdle. It was one of the few styles produced by Cole and designed by Fellegi during the war years.
The Swoon Suit was available in 'Parachute colors'.
Beautiful isn't it? The side lacing, the halter neckline and the pattern. I've not had one of these to offer to you yet, but I'm always looking!