|1950 Cole of California - Cole's Regatta|
|1950 Cole of California - Velvet Laton in one or two piece|
|1951 Cole of California - Guilded Lily - White Lastex & 24 kt gold|
|1951 Cole of California - Illusion of Beauty - Margit Fellegi|
|1951 Cole of California - make the most of your figure - Margit Fellegi|
|1951 Cole of California - Hello to Summer - Margit Fellegi|
|1952 Cole of California - Heavenly Bodies - Wing Ding|
|1952 Cole of California - Heavenly Bodies|
|1953 Cole of California - Man Killer - Margit Fellegi|
|1953 Cole of California - Dream Lines|
|1953 Cole of California - The Great White Way|
Christian Dior designed and debuted a swimsuit collection for Cole of California in 1955. At first Dior was reluctant, pleading that he knew nothing of swimwear, to which Cole responded, "you're a designer aren't you? So design." Unable to argue with this, Dior complied and produced his one and only swimwear collection. His ensembles of floral printed swimsuits with halter necks and ties around the waist, with marching billowing beach coats for wearing over the top, followed his New Look silhouette.
|1955 Christina Dior Beachwear for Cole of California|
Two models pose in Christian Dior beachwear in 1955. The sitting model wears a ribbed bathing suit with a halter neckline and flared skirt, which would have been worn for swimming. The standing girl is in a white poplin blouse designed to be worn over the top.
|1956 Dior for Cole of California|
|1957 Dior for Cole of California|
Margit Fellegi, lead designer at Cole, Ren Wicks ad illustration artist, Dior, lots of play with words and some fabulous fabrics too! Velvet swimwear? Yes darling. 1960's coming up tomorrow!