06/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Supermodels In Swimsuits: The Best Of The '70s (SLIDESHOW)

After punishing America with things like disco music, butterfly collars and bean bags, the 1970s went on to redeem itself with classic rock, adorable All-American supermodels like Christie Brinkley and Cheryl Tiegs, and swimsuits that actually flattered women's figures. And because retro swimwear is back in a big way, we turned to that great bible on all things skimpy and scandalous--the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue--for the creme de la creme of '70s swimsuits.

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