Happy Birthday Bikini! …Ode to the Bikini

Considered so scandalous that it almost didn’t happen, the bikini was unveiled on July 5, 1946.  Apparently, designer Louis Réard had a hard time finding a woman willing to model the skimpy suit.   Now all ladies are waring them (even those who really shouldn’t)!  Luckily for him — and millions of beachgoers to come — a 19-year-old French showgirl by the name of Micheline Bernardini rose to the challenge. Introducing the small suit to the world, Bernardini strutted in the newspaper-printed, G-string bikini for a fashion event at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Unsurprisingly, the suit was a headline-making success and Bernardini received over 50,000 fan letters.  Here is that bathing suit:
Top 10 Bikinis in Pop Culture
As an homage to the bikini, I’ve accumulated pics of sexy women in bikinis through the ages for your viewing pleasure:
Top 10 Bikinis in Pop Culture

Top 10 Bikinis in Pop Culture
Top 10 Bikinis in Pop Culture

Top 10 Bikinis in Pop Culture

Brooklyn Decker

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