Alyssa Miller wearing the Anna Kosturova crochet Lilli Skirtkini – similar to the one on the 2008 Sports Illustrated cover. The exposure – no pun intended – boosted her sales that year by 30 per cent.

Alyssa Miller wearing the Anna Kosturova crochet Lilli Skirtkini – similar to the one on the 2008 Sports Illustrated cover. The exposure – no pun intended – boosted her sales that year by 30 per cent.
Alyssa Miller in Anna Kosturova

Kosturova has diversified. In addition to bathing suits, she makes tops, skirts, and dresses.

Kosturova has diversified. In addition to bathing suits, she makes tops, skirts, and dresses.
Alyssa Miller in Anna Kosturova

American model and actress Brooklyn Decker wearing one of Kosturova's crocheted bikinis, the Marble.

American model and actress Brooklyn Decker wearing one of Kosturova's crocheted bikinis, the Marble.
Alyssa Miller in Anna Kosturova

Sports Illustrated model Cintia Dicker wearing Kosturova's Astral Zebra suit.

Sports Illustrated model Cintia Dicker wearing Kosturova's Astral Zebra suit.
Alyssa Miller in Anna Kosturova

Model and actress Brooklyn Decker in a Kosturova suit with crocheted top.

Model and actress Brooklyn Decker in a Kosturova suit with crocheted top.
Alyssa Miller in Anna Kosturova

Actress Katherine Heigl in a Kosturova design on the cover of English lad-mag FHM (2004).

Actress Katherine Heigl in a Kosturova design on the cover of English lad-mag FHM (2004).
Alyssa Miller in Anna Kosturova

A Sports Illustrated model wearing a Kosturova crop-top.

A Sports Illustrated model wearing a Kosturova crop-top.
Alyssa Miller in Anna Kosturova

Kosturova landed her first Sports Illustrated cover in 2008 when supermodel Marisa Miller wore her Beach Goddess bikini bottom – and not much else.

Kosturova landed her first Sports Illustrated cover in 2008 when supermodel Marisa Miller wore her Beach Goddess bikini bottom – and not much else.
Alyssa Miller in Anna Kosturova

Model and actress Brooklyn Decker in a Kosturova suit and crocheted coverup.

Model and actress Brooklyn Decker in a Kosturova suit and crocheted coverup.
Alyssa Miller in Anna Kosturova

Kate Upton wearing Seashore Vest and Seashore Bikini in the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Kate Upton wearing Seashore Vest and Seashore Bikini in the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Alyssa Miller in Anna Kosturova

 

Back to the June 2011 feature: "Anna Kosturova: Queen of Less," by David Ebner