Published December 1, 1970
This beach scene, which appeared in the December 1970 GQ, is a precursor to much of the fashion advertising we see today. Photographer Mark Patiky captures two models cavorting in the surf. She wears the better half of a black bathing suit, while he sports Oleg Cassini for Sea Mark red-on-blue Union JackÐinspired, boxer-style swim trunks with a matching white webbed belt. The aerial view allows the photographer to immortalize this couple in an intimate moment just before they're interrupted by an oncoming wave, which makes this work even more romantic.
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