SI Swimsuit 1998, Kenya
Walter Chin/SI
By Kelsey Hendrix
January 28, 2015

As a nod to her gorgeous (and topless) campaign for Nina Ricci's scent, L'Extase, this week's Throwback Thursday honors go to French model Laetitia Casta.

Laetitia Casta for Nina Ricci’s ‘L’Extase’
Dusan Reljin

With four straight appearances in SI Swimsuit ('97, '98, '99, '00) and a stint as a Victoria's Secret Angel, her career may have blown up in the 90s, but she's still just as captivating 20 years later. 

And as if that wasn't enough reason to nominate her, we noticed this week that Laetitia was also ahead of the curve when it comes to fur bikinis. Yes, you heard that right. 

Kim Kardashian West mimicked the trend when showcasing her hubby's latest design...


AND most importantly...our girl circa 1998.  

SI Swimsuit 1998, Kenya
Walter Chin/SI

BONUS: See all of Laetitia's best shots from SI Swimsuit. 



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