When the string bikini was launched in 1946, it became an instant sensation. Katya Foreman explains how the tiny garment became a design icon.
The History of the Bikini. On July 5, 1946, a French engineer called Louis Rard unveiled an outfit" smaller than the world's smallest swimsuit. "
The most famous of them is Villa Romana del Casale. French engineer Louis Rard introduced the modern bikini, modeled by Micheline Bernardini, on July 5, 1946, borrowing the name for his design from the Bikini Atoll, where post
The first bikini was introduced in 1946 and was designed by Louis Reard. It was accepted by Europeans but not by Americans; it was considered much too revealing. It was named after the Bikini Atoll Islands where atomic bombs were tested. Find this Pin and more on The Revivalist by turnoffraise.
The name for the bikini design was coined in 1946 by Parisian engineer Louis Rard, the designer of the bikini. He named the swimsuit after Bikini Atoll, where testing on the nuclear bomb was taking place. Fashion designer Jacques Heim, also from Paris, rereleased a similar design earlier that same year, the Atome.
How the Summer of Atomic Bomb Testing Turned the Bikini Into a A bikini designed by the California swim suit company invented the modern bikini in 1946,
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