Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bikini birthday!

Happy birthday to the bikini!
In the summer of 1946
Louis Réard, a Parisian automobile engineer learned that a French designer had constructed a miniscule bathing suit and aptly dubbed it “the atom.” Undeterred by the atomic event, Réard crafted his own scandalous costume and titled the creation “the bikini,” after the Bikini Atoll where the US had recently conducted nuclear tests.
Thank you Réard!

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