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Sneak Peek: The Story Behind Cheryl Tiegs' Fishnet Photo

Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 11:27 AM ET
Former model Cheryl Tiegs wearing the famous "Fishnet Top". (partial image shown)
Source: Sports Illustrated
Former model Cheryl Tiegs wearing the famous "Fishnet Top". (partial image shown)

The shot of Cheryl Tiegs in that fishnet suit is one of the most famous modeling photos of all time.

And even though it was taken more than 30 years ago, it’s so controversial that Terry McDonell, editor of the Sports Illustrated group, says that even today, he wouldn’t consider putting that shot on the cover.

As part of my documentary, “Business Model: Inside The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue,” I talked to Tiegs, the photographer Walter Iooss and Jule Campbell, the editor of the magazine at the time.

Fishnet Top
Former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editor Jule Campbell, former model Cheryl Tiegs and photographer Walter Iooss discuss how the "Fishnet Top" photo came to be.



















Mark your calendars.

The documentary premieres on Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

Check out these other stories on CNBC.com:Sneak Peek: SI Swimsuit Doc - Kathy IrelandBusiness Model-Inside The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit IssueModels Off The Beaches - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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