Well, how about that Pam! You are welcome to use the Gernreich images. Is the suit on your site now? Lizzie, thought you would like that Tina Leser. It is different, isn't it? I think my favorite is the Cabana stripe. Here is just another little excerpt from the article.. "Any resemblance between this year's swim scene and a gala party is purely intentional. Dress designers, including French couturier Christian Dior, have joined sportswear manufacturers to dress up the bathing-suit business. Using all the tricks of the trade, they have translated slim sheaths, bouffant petticoats, tunics and poignant-looking Empire waistlines into thigh-length suits. Exotic fabrics like lace, satin and velvet have been treated so they are sun- and seaworthy; even the more conservative suits generally sport trimmings of sequins or streamers...." and that is the way it was in Summer, 1956!