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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Bikini?

    Juli 15th, 2015

    The Bikini was invented by French automobile engineer Louis Réard (1897 – 1984) and fashion designer Jacques Heim (1899 – 1967) in Paris in 1946. Réard was a car engineer but by 1946 he was running his mother’s lingerie boutique near Les Folies Bergères in Paris. Heim was a Parisian fashion designer and manufacturer of women’s furs and couture. Read the rest of this entry
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    Micheline Bernardini

    September 30th, 2011

    Micheline Bernardini, Parisian model and nude-dancer, born 1927. Bernardini made history as the very first official Bikini model. In 1946, French fashion designer Louis Réard was on the lookout for a model who’d dare to wear his bold Bikini design. After Réard couldn’t find anybody, he ended up hiring Bernardini who was wearing his lewd piece of fashion on July 5th, 1946, at ‘Piscine Moitor’, one of the most famous public pools in Paris.
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    Bernardini, Micheline

    September 30th, 2011

    Micheline Bernardini, Parisian model and nude-dancer, born 1927. Bernardini made history as the very first official Bikini model. In 1946, French fashion designer Louis Réard was on the lookout for a model who’d dare to wear his bold Bikini design. After Réard couldn’t find anybody, he ended up hiring Bernardini who was wearing his lewd piece of fashion on July 5th, 1946, at ‘Piscine Moitor’, one of the most famous public pools in Paris.
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    Réard, Louis

    September 30th, 2011

    Louis Réard, French automobile engineer, co-inventor of the bikini in 1946, lived from 1897 to 1984. Together with Jacques Heim, a fashion designer, they produced the world’s smallest swimsuit, a bra top that contained two little triangles of cloth connected by a string. Réard called his creation the bikini, named after the Bikini Atoll, one of a series of islands in the South Pacific, the site of atomic bomb testing.
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    Louis Réard

    September 30th, 2011

    Louis Réard, French automobile engineer, co-inventor of the bikini in 1946, lived from 1897 to 1984. Together with Jacques Heim, a fashion designer, they produced the world’s smallest swimsuit, a bra top that contained two little triangles of cloth connected by a string. Réard called his creation the bikini, named after the Bikini Atoll, one of a series of islands in the South Pacific, the site of atomic bomb testing.
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