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September 22, 1994 | ROSE-MARIE TURK / LOS ANGELES TIMES
A well-meaning, well-placed fashion photographer recently called designer Robin Piccone's judgment into question. "Basically he said I was wasting my time in Los Angeles," says the woman whose sexy rubber bathing suits revolutionized swimwear in 1987. "I was thinking about it for a couple of days--that maybe it was not a great choice for my career to stay here. But more than I've worked to achieve success in my life, I've worked to achieve balance." Piccone's decision to remain an L.A.
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May 24, 2009 | Caroline Ryder
In the mid-1980s, Body Glove's streamlined neon beach looks burst out of the beach and landed on the runway, capturing the sports-obsessed zeitgeist and turning Redondo Beach into the unlikeliest of fashion epicenters. The amazing rise and fall of the Body Glove bikini was a reflection of fashion's obsession -- and subsequent repulsion -- with all things fluorescent, a timely tale as brights return for another lap around the pool.
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June 8, 1990 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robin Piccone, the California designer who turned wet-suit neoprene into sexy swimwear four years ago, is about to introduce a line of sexy sportswear. Although Piccone is still formulating the collection (it's scheduled for an October delivery to stores), she has no doubts about the direction it will take. The projected 38 pieces are inspired by what she sees as the narrowing gap "between swimwear and sportswear.
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September 22, 1994 | ROSE-MARIE TURK / LOS ANGELES TIMES
A well-meaning, well-placed fashion photographer recently called designer Robin Piccone's judgment into question. "Basically he said I was wasting my time in Los Angeles," says the woman whose sexy rubber bathing suits revolutionized swimwear in 1987. "I was thinking about it for a couple of days--that maybe it was not a great choice for my career to stay here. But more than I've worked to achieve success in my life, I've worked to achieve balance." Piccone's decision to remain an L.A.
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September 21, 1989 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, Times Staff Writer
Robin Piccone, who turned swimwear around three years ago with sexy neoprene swimsuits for Body Glove, emerged Tuesday night as the California Designer of the Year. Piccone, wearing a Piccone-designed black chiffon duster and spaghetti-strap evening dress, thanked the audience of about 600--gathered in Santa Monica's Museum of Flying--for the honor, which some industry observers thought was long overdue.
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May 24, 2009 | Caroline Ryder
In the mid-1980s, Body Glove's streamlined neon beach looks burst out of the beach and landed on the runway, capturing the sports-obsessed zeitgeist and turning Redondo Beach into the unlikeliest of fashion epicenters. The amazing rise and fall of the Body Glove bikini was a reflection of fashion's obsession -- and subsequent repulsion -- with all things fluorescent, a timely tale as brights return for another lap around the pool.
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March 7, 1990 | FRANCINE PARNES
THE SHOW: "House of Style," MTV'S quick read on fashion, airing quarterly. THE SETUP: Super-model Cindy Crawford hosts this jaunt through France, Milan, London and the United States in search of what's hot on and off the runways. THE LOOK: Crawford wears a red, body-hugging, off-the-shoulder Giorgio di Sant'Angelo top with jeans. As for the rest, hundreds of quick takes convey the message: "We're hip, we're happening and we're outta here."
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October 11, 1991 | ROSE-MARIE TURK
What have Madonna, Brigitte Bardot and Gianni Versace got to do with your next swimsuit? Plenty. Their sexy, sassy, wildly colorful influences dominated the 1992 cruise collections shown at the International Swim and Activewear Market (ISAM), held without formal fashion shows this week in the California Mart. Once again, Gottex was the exception. It staged a spectacular show Tuesday night at its fund-raiser for Assaf Harofeh Medical Center.
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February 22, 1991 | GAILE ROBINSON
The new focal point of swimwear has climbed from the high-cut leg and thong styles of previous seasons to the bust line. For women who have a great top line, there are plenty of especially flattering suits. And for women who need a little extra help, there are suits with built-in enhancement. There are two kinds of assistance: uplift and addition. Underwires help alleviate droop. And foam padding enhances size and shape. A few suits have both.
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February 26, 1992 | GAILE ROBINSON
Bra tops, the all-purpose pieces that European and American sportswear designers show with everything from evening suits to short shorts, are the bodywear choice for summer. Look closely, as swimwear designers have, and you'll see they are little more than swimsuit tops with a few extra frills.
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June 8, 1990 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robin Piccone, the California designer who turned wet-suit neoprene into sexy swimwear four years ago, is about to introduce a line of sexy sportswear. Although Piccone is still formulating the collection (it's scheduled for an October delivery to stores), she has no doubts about the direction it will take. The projected 38 pieces are inspired by what she sees as the narrowing gap "between swimwear and sportswear.
NEWS
September 21, 1989 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, Times Staff Writer
Robin Piccone, who turned swimwear around three years ago with sexy neoprene swimsuits for Body Glove, emerged Tuesday night as the California Designer of the Year. Piccone, wearing a Piccone-designed black chiffon duster and spaghetti-strap evening dress, thanked the audience of about 600--gathered in Santa Monica's Museum of Flying--for the honor, which some industry observers thought was long overdue.
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December 15, 2000 | VALLI HERMAN-COHEN, TIMES SENIOR FASHION WRITER
When nearly 1,500 Los Angeles-area high school students were invited to attend a career fair Wednesday at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, they got more than a bunch of brochures. They were entertained by a fashion show featuring the community college's student works. The show has two purposes. It's a sneak peek of tonight's Gold Thimble Fashion Show, the twice yearly juried presentation of fashion design graduates' best work.
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April 23, 1993 | JOANNA DENDEL
Contrary to Sports Illustrated's view of things, the latest word in swimwear is subtle. "The 'Here I Am, Baby' look is definitely out," says swimwear designer Toni Southern. For the past three years, Robin Piccone has designed swimsuits with skirts, high-necked tops and trunks as bottoms. "At first these suits were misread as missy or corrective swimwear--something to disguise major figure flaws. But the reality is that nothing will hide a bad body--especially three yards of spandex!"
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