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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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