Rudi Gernreich set the fashion world on fire in 1964 when he introduced the “monokini,” the first official topless swimsuit. Needless to say it didn’t go over very well in uptight America. But bare breasts are increasingly becoming a fashion statement.
In Europe, topless sunbathing on beaches is no big deal, and women in various stages of undress up top are frequently featured in fashion magazines and even billboards. The latest issue of V magazine, photographer Mario Sorrenti shot five of the worlds sexiest ladies in some of the hottest fashions. No need for modesty. Some of the models pose topless. Avert your eyes if you must, but fashion keeps pushing the look.
Check out these photos. Click to enlarge.