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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIKINI: 65 Years In The Life Of The Two-Piece
Business Insider ^ | 7/05/11 | Simone Foxman

Posted on 07/07/2011 2:59:16 AM PDT by Libloather

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIKINI: 65 Years In The Life Of The Two-Piece
Simone Foxman | Jul. 5, 2011, 5:31 PM

From ridicule to ubiquity, the bikini has come a long way over the past 65 years.

It was on this date in 1946 that French fashion designer Louis Réard hired a nude dancer to sport his two-piece creation after the runway models he approached refused to wear it.

But despite provoking controversy -- centering around everything from morality to skin cancer to liposuction -- it is clear that the teenie weenie suit is here to stay.

Click here to see the most iconic moments in the history of the bikini >

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 65; bikini; birthday; happy
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To: Libloather

I knew I wouldn’t regret clicking on this thread.


41 posted on 07/07/2011 10:42:55 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Libloather
This thread needs more pics:
42 posted on 07/07/2011 10:44:18 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: GenXteacher
And another:
43 posted on 07/07/2011 10:48:09 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Libloather

BOOKMARK!!!


44 posted on 07/07/2011 11:00:04 AM PDT by acad1228 (Palin/Watts in 2012!!!)
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To: GenXteacher
And one more:
45 posted on 07/07/2011 11:02:52 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Eastbound
Which came first? The Chicken or the egg?

The rooster?

46 posted on 07/07/2011 11:03:41 AM PDT by N. Theknow (POTUS Fauxbama (Poseur of the United States))
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47 posted on 07/07/2011 11:04:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: GenXteacher
Okie Dokie


48 posted on 07/07/2011 11:05:47 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: tlb

Venus has man feet.


49 posted on 07/07/2011 11:07:30 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Libloather

That is, without doubt, the best foto of her I’ve ever seen.


50 posted on 07/07/2011 11:08:55 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Constitution Day

Thought you’d want to help celebrate.


51 posted on 07/07/2011 11:13:15 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: AFreeBird

Excellent contribution!


52 posted on 07/07/2011 11:21:00 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: GenXteacher
Just another day at the beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scarlett Johansson
 

53 posted on 07/07/2011 11:24:12 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Vendome

Mmmmh, mmmh, mmmmh.....


54 posted on 07/07/2011 11:31:40 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: GenXteacher

Dang’d right.

I’ll take women for all they will take me for, Alex...


55 posted on 07/07/2011 11:51:25 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Libloather
A selection of time periods, for purely historical reasons, of course:


56 posted on 07/07/2011 11:58:12 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Libloather
Another thread to go in my *History* favorites category.

I mean history is history........Right.

57 posted on 07/07/2011 12:11:56 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Pollster1

That Farrah poster is iconic and awesome, but that isn’t a bikini.


58 posted on 07/07/2011 12:32:35 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
That Farrah poster is iconic and awesome, but that isn’t a bikini.

I know, but I think that detail can be overlooked for Farrah.

59 posted on 07/07/2011 12:52:41 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1

You make a good point (as did Farrah for that matter).


60 posted on 07/07/2011 12:59:19 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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