I drew your attention on these pages to the great swimsuit-sharing experiment of 1995.
And later to the recycling of Bar Refaeli’s bikini to Jessica Perez’s body, perhaps as a magic talisman to help Jessica win the 2011 model search.
In 1985, Paulina Porizkova’s shell top also found its way onto Kim Alexis.
(I was amazed to find that Paulina doesn’t sport those shells in the actual magazine—apparently, just in the 1986 wall calendar the following year. I consider it such an iconic Paulina suit.)
In 1990, Ashley Richardson and Rachel Hunter sported what looks like the same shiny, golden one-piece—on the same giant piece of driftwood.
(I discovered Rachel’s pic thanks to photographer Robert Huntzinger’s site, which has some nice swimsuits to browse through.)
In 1991, Stephanie Seymour and Judit Masco both took a liking to this gold bikini.
In 1992, Ashley appeared in one of the weirdest SI photos—I guess her ghost has multiplied itself and is haunting this vineyard?
In any case, several pages later Judit is wearing it at the Salvador Dalí museum.
Also in 1992, Stacey Williams and Shana Zadrick vied for the right to wear this silvery one-piece.
Who can forget this spiderwebby top, shared by Anne V and Bar in 2009?
Julie Henderson and Esti Ginzburg both took this dusty-hued bikini for a spin in 2010.
And the following year, Julie shared this adorable bikini with Hilary Rhoda.
Those are some lucky suits.
EDIT: For a fascinating story of Carol Alt and Christie Brinkley in an inter-magazine swimsuit battle, check out the end of today’s Swim Daily video.