Shawn Patrick Anderson and the ACME team designed and propped the set for the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition’s 50th Anniversary Legends feature. Shot by Walter Iooss Jr. at Pier 59 Studios in New York City, with production by Mason Vickers Productions. Backdrop by Oliphant.
This reunion of twenty two of the most renowned SI cover model legends of the last fifty years starred Kate Upton, Carol Alt, Tyra Banks, Elsa Benitez, Christie Brinkley, Brooklyn Decker, Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum, Babette March, Marisa Miller, Carolyn Murphy, Petra Nemcova, Daniela Pestova, Paulina Porizkova, Bar Refaeli, Rebecca Romijn, Irina Shayk, Cheryl Tiegs, Vendela and Veronica Varekova. Look back at each star’s past appearances on the interactive feature on Sports Illustrated’s site.
Also, check out a behind-the-scenes video to see what went into making this historic shoot come to life.
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