The bikini-wearing regular actually made several appearances on the runway at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and was also seen in a deep v-neck one piece monokini and a traditional halter-top bikini with embellished straps.
All of this is then etched out in the most cutting edge swimwear styles, like that of the monokini, but even the cuts that are more "traditional" demonstrate a lovely ode to high fashion by way of Swarovski crystal accents.
Europeans have been sporting this version of the monokini on clothing optional beaches for years, but it hasn't really been a viable style in North American where private or nude beaches are at more of a premium.
Granted, this statement refers to the better known type of monokini, not the topless monokini that is popular in Europe (also the original style of "monokini" from the 1960s) and will show plenty of skin.
Various behind the scenes photos of the shoot are on her website, including one of her in a much abbreviated white monokini that's made all the more sexy when paired with lethal-looking white heels.
While some might select a thong bikini and others choose a topless monokini, still others will choose a bikini that allows for mixing and matching just as easily as it allows for a fantastic tan.
However, there are still some modern exotic monokinis, like the Sequin Monokini With Keyhole Cut Out that cover the breasts but wouldn't exactly be considered appropriate for all situations.
A high cut monokini is unusual enough to stand out in an industry dominated by bikini styles and one-piece swimsuits, but is sexy enough to hold its own when compared to exotic G-string bikinis.
The monokini might have been disregarded for decades after its initial launch, but it has clearly been revived in ultra sexy swimsuit designs like the sling and the slingshot suspender bikini.
It included examples of the famous monokini and thong swimsuits, as well as a virtual fashion show and a media presentation of Gernreich speaking about his own designs and social philosophies.