Swimsuit Issue galore: 2014 models in St. Lucia, body paint, and legends photographed by Walter Iooss

Sports Illustrated kept Walter Iooss very busy with its 50th anniversary Swimsuit Issue. The magazine asked him to photograph an exclusive portfolio of legendary Swimsuit models in a New York City studio—from Heidi Klum and Christie Brinkley to Carol Alt, Paulina Porizkova, and Brooklyn Decker—and sent him to St. Lucia to shoot models Lauren Mellor, Cris Urena, Emily Ratajkowski, Samantha Hoopes, and Hannah Ferguson, both in swimwear and in body paint designed to look like classic suits from previous issues. Below, some of the highlights from the many photos Walter produced…

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ST. LUCIA: SAMANTHA HOOPES

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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ST. LUCIA: LAUREN MELLOR

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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ST. LUCIA: CRIS URENA

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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ST. LUCIA: EMILY RATAJKOWSKI

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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ST. LUCIA: HANNAH FERGUSON

Hannah Ferguson

Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

Hannah Ferguson

Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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BODY PAINT

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Samantha Hoopes in a painted swimsuit inspired by Wildfox Swim from the 1989 Ipanema Wear suit. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

Emily Ratajkowski in a paint swimsuit inspired by Susan Holmes Swimwear from the 2007 Susan Holmes Swimwear suit. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

Emily Ratajkowski in a paint swimsuit inspired by Susan Holmes Swimwear from the 2007 Susan Holmes Swimwear suit. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

Cris Urena in a painted suit inspired by the 1967 Rudi Gernreich suit. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

Cris Urena in a painted suit inspired by the 1967 Rudi Gernreich suit. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

Hannah Ferguson in a painted suit inspired by CALi DREAMING from the 1978 Monika for Elon suit. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

Hannah Ferguson in a painted suit inspired by CALi DREAMING from the 1978 Monika for Elon suit. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

Lauren Mellor in a painted suit inspired by Maui Girl Debbie Wilson from the 1992 Monika Tilley Swim suit. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

Lauren Mellor in a painted suit inspired by Maui Girl Debbie Wilson from the 1992 Monika Tilley Swim suit. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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SWIMSUIT ISSUE LEGENDS

Christie Brinkley. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

Christie Brinkley. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Brooklyn Decker. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Bar Rafaeli. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Irina Shayk. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Carol Alt. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Heidi Klum. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Paulina Porizkova. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Rebecca Romijn. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Tyra Banks and Kate Upton. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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Veronica Varekova. Photo by Walter Iooss for Sports Illustrated.

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