There are few television swimsuits as memorable as the red one-piece and swim trunks worn by Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff in “Baywatch,” the long running television series that glorified Southern California lifeguards from 1989 to 2001. This being the age of the Hollywood reboot, summer’s kickoff popcorn flick is “Baywatch,” hitting theaters May 25 and starring Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach (along with cameos from Anderson and The Hoff).
Costume designer Dayna Pink, whose credits include “Crazy, Stupid Love” and “Hot Tub Time Machine,” said the idea of taking the memorable suits and updating them for 2017 was “a dream job.”
“We could have kept it exactly the same — that bathing suit is still being sold at American Apparel — but I thought, ‘Let’s change it and have fun,’” she said.
Alexandra Daddario as Summer Quinn in the film “Baywatch.”
Order number one was altering the red hue to make it less orange-y and more ruby. Then changing the fabric from Lycra to a Neoprene-inspired one that had a sexy big-screen shine to it. Pink then added gold zippers as detail. “The gold zipper, ruby-red color, wet skin, sun tans and water all jump out