Vintage style swimming costumes

Not that mindful, but I love these swimming costumes designed by Swimming Star Esther Williams (The Million Dollar Mermaid). Born in USA in 1921, Williams was a competetive swimmer but was unable to compete in the Olympics because of the outbreak of the second world war. Instead she starred in Billy Rose’s Aquacade a music dance and swimming show. The show was spotted by MGM and gave rise to a series of Aquamusicals featuring synchronised swimming and diving.

Williams went on to become one of MGM’s top female¬†box office stars ever. She retired from films in the early sixities and amongst other activities she now designs beautiful, retro swimsuits. I definitely want one (at least).

esther williams

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