St JohnProduced in the United States, St. John Swimwear offers world-class fabrications and craftsmanship and is created for the sophisticated and glamorous St. John customer. St. John Swimwear covers a wide range of tastes, from athletic-inspired looks to more formal resort wear, with the majority of looks also being offered with coordinating cover-ups. St. John, one of the premier names in American fashion, was founded in 1962 by Robert and Marie Gray. The company´s simple beginnings started when a knitting machine inspired Marie, then a young fashion model to design dresses for herself. Her innovative pieces quickly drew attention. Virtually overnight, St. John Knits was launched. Since that fortuitous beginning, St. John has expanded into an international company with approx. 4000 employees and dozens of offices and facilities worldwide. St. John´s collections are sold by top specialty stores in 26 countries and 28 company-owned retail boutiques nationwide. The faces of St. John, originating with Marie Gray, then her daughter Kelly, depict the St. John woman: elegant, confident, influential. In Spring 2006, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie took on the role of spokeswoman for St. John.