By  on June 2, 2009

NEW YORK — Having Leonardo DiCaprio for a boyfriend and landing on the cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue might be enough for some women, but not Bar Refaeli. The Israeli model has been on a quest to locate just the right swimwear. When she couldn’t find what she wanted, she designed something herself — which she calls the perfect little black bikini — for Hurley.

What makes a bikini perfect? Certainly the body of the person wearing it has a lot to do with it. Refaeli said the fit had to be ideal, “small but not too small. In terms of functionality, I wanted it to offer support, be seamless and adjustable so as not to pinch and be quick-drying, which is always a great characteristic.”

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