Weekly IG Recap: Met Gala Glam and Bikini Chic

SI Swimsuit models dressed their best and stripped down to catch a tan this week.
Brooks Nader, Anitta and Ashley Graham.

Brooks Nader, Anitta and Ashley Graham.

Once again, SI Swimsuit models are proving that they really can do it all: stun in a teeny tiny two-piece for the beach and pivot to glamorous red carpet moments for the biggest night in fashion.

Tons of models—including Kristen Louelle, Lais Ribeiro and Anitta—donned stringy bikinis this week. Irina Shayk, Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham and more slayed their vintage Karl Lagerfeld-inspired looks at the Met Gala on May 1.

You know the drill. Here’s a recap of some of our favorite Instagram posts from current and former SI Swimsuit models over the past week.

Kristen Louelle

The soon-to-be mom of three lounged in a fluffy beanbag and soaked up some sun in Cabo San Lucas wearing an adorable brown wavy striped bikini.

Gigi Hadid

The Guest in Residence founder donned a custom edgy Givenchy look featuring mesh material, a corset bodice and hip cut-outs.

Naomi Campbell

The supermodel looked ethereal in a satin pink draped gown from a vintage Chanel collection.

Emily Ratajkowski

The mom of one and designer Tory Burch made magic with a daring beige dress and baby bangs.

Ashley Graham

The Maxim “Hot 100” cover star rocked a custom recreation of a vintage Chanel haute couture number. She was easily one of the best dressed at the event.

Brooks Nader

The 2023 SI Swimsuit model rocked an elegant two-piece from Same Swim.

Lais Ribeiro

The four-time SI Swimsuit model flaunted her toned and tan body in two velvet bikinis.

Maggie Rawlins

The registered nurse modeled a sweet floral two-piece number from Colombia-based swimwear brand Agua Bendita.


The Brazilian singer became the latest celebrity to don the iconic teeny tiny Chanel bikini. She paired the daring black-and-white set with furry knee-high boots.

Irina Shayk

The supermodel went full-on bridal-inspired at the Met Gala in her silky white Yohji Yamamoto rose-embellished gown.

Get ready for the hottest event of the year! The 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue release is just around the corner, and you won’t want to miss the Swimsuit Issue Launch Party. Secure your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable weekend of glamour, beauty and fun.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.