Thursday, March 15, 2012

Meow Swimsuits

Today, no company in their right mind would show three women in animal prints wearing collars and leashes.  I'm not so sure this was a good idea for Cole of California in 1954, when this ad was published.  There's no denying these swimsuits are sexy though.  "Three exciting swimsuits from Cole's Female Animal Collection.  Fur-printed cotton...cut and shirred to make you the choicest specimen in captivity!  Zebra, leopard, tigress....which are you?"  These suits sold for $10.95 in 1954 (about $92 in today's dollar.)