Lea Gottlieb & Gottex Swimwear, an interview with Keren Ben-Horin


Image scan of a tear sheet of model Tami Ben-Ami in a Gottex catsuit. Photographer: Ben Lam. 1983. Courtesy of Gottex archive.

This week we meet Israeli swimwear designer and innovater Lea Gottlieb (1918-2012), the visionary founder of the luxury swimwear brand Gottex.

Additional Reading

  • Ben-Horin, Keren. “What’s Under Your Pareo: Unraveling the History of Gottex Swimwear.” Graduate dissertation paper, Fashion Institute of Technology, 2010.
  • Raz, Ayala. Changing Styles: 100 Years of Fashion in Eretz Israel. Yediot Books, 1996.
  • Schoumann, Helen. Gottex Swimwear Haute Couture. Translated by Paul Jones. Milan: Editions Assouline, 2006