Sports Illustrated Swimsuit celebrates ’50 Years of Beautiful’

Fifty years ago, Sports Illustrated introduced its Swimsuit Issue to the world. The very first issue hit shelves on January 20, 1964. Since then, SI’s yearly feature of the world’s most beautiful women has spanned the globe.

On Tuesday night, Sports Illustrated held an event to honor the publication’s success, as well as everyone involved with it throughout the years. Supermodel Heidi Klum was the host. Musical talent John Legend, husband of model Chrissy Teigen, was one of a handful of performers at the event.

Following is a look at some of the scenes from the night. NBC will air the two-hour special on Monday, Feb. 3 at 9 p.m. ET.

Kate Upton and Genevieve Morton.

A few of the SI Swimsuit greats.

Genevieve Morton and photographer James Macari.

Show host Heidi Klum on stage.

Heidi Klum walking the red carpet.

No big deal, just a group of legends.

Katherine Webb working the red carpet.

Jennifer Morrison with an #SISwim50 selfie.

Tyra Banks never fails to stun.

Enrique Iglesias performing “I’m a Freak.”

John Legend performing “All of Me.”

Tim McGraw brought some country to the event.