In celebration of the 50th issue of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the magazine decided to bring back some of its most famous swimwear.
The new line features inspiration from older swimwear, and the images are enhanced with body paint. The photos were shot on location in St. Lucia, with the island’s iconic Pitons, two mountainous volcanic plugs, as the background.
St. Lucia just celebrated its 35th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom on Feb. 22. The eastern caribbean island is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the region.
Check out a few shots from the anniversary issue, as well as a quick behind-the-scenes video.