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Photographer Amy Arbus Battles the Windchill

Amy Arbus’s Phoebe Légère Fur Bikini (1987).

With any luck, one of the upsides of the coming economic apocalypse will be the triumphant return of eighties kink to the streets of New York. In this photo — which is on display as part of a group show at the Bronx Museum through January 25 — photographer Amy Arbus remembers when Manhattan women used to wear fur bikinis in the wintertime.

Photographer Amy Arbus Battles the Windchill