The first modern bikini made its debut on July 5, 1946, at the Piscine Molitor in Paris. Designer Louis Réard couldn't find a model to wear his suit, so he ended up hiring nude dancer Micheline Bernardini to sport his design.
posted on 07/07/2011 3:04:51 AM PDT
( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
She appears to be holding a testicle lock-box.
To: Libloather; Lazamataz
I believe the bikini got its name from Bikini Atoll, a small island upon which the US government was testing the then-new hydrogen fusion bomb which outdid the older plutonium and uranium fission bombs by a factor of ten or more. Maybe this garment was reputed to make the girl look as hot as the fireball generated by this bomb? The “nude dancer” in the photo doesn’t look all that hot in the new bikini, though. Looks like she’s showing much wear and tear.
>>> The first modern bikini.
But fashion designers are just copycats.
Mosaic on a floor of the Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily. Circa 300 AD.
Venus in a Bikini. Statue recovered in Pompeii.
But I do notice ancient Romans seemed to have a better handle on the problem of cellulite.
posted on 07/07/2011 3:22:32 AM PDT
An excellent move on Monsieur Réards’ part....(golf clap)
posted on 07/07/2011 3:43:59 AM PDT
(Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
a thread of historical significance
posted on 07/07/2011 3:46:39 AM PDT
(Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
65 Years In The Life Of The Two-Piece
The bikini was not the first two piece swimsuit. The bikini was new in that the bottom was smaller than on previous swimsuits.
posted on 07/07/2011 4:10:49 AM PDT
posted on 07/07/2011 5:24:28 AM PDT
by Erik Latranyi
(Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
If Helen Thomas shows up on this thread, somebody’s going to pay.
posted on 07/07/2011 5:26:44 AM PDT
Has there ever been a more memorable one?:
posted on 07/07/2011 9:01:09 AM PDT
by Atlas Sneezed
(Government borrowing is Taxation without Representation)
To: numberonepal; Libloather
posted on 07/07/2011 9:33:01 AM PDT
by AZ .44 MAG
I knew I wouldn’t regret clicking on this thread.
posted on 07/07/2011 10:42:55 AM PDT
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This thread needs more pics:
posted on 07/07/2011 10:44:18 AM PDT
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posted on 07/07/2011 11:00:04 AM PDT
(Palin/Watts in 2012!!!)
posted on 07/07/2011 11:58:12 AM PDT
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Another thread to go in my *History* favorites category.
I mean history is history........Right.
posted on 07/07/2011 12:11:56 PM PDT
by The Cajun
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Historical threads inspire me to study more.
posted on 07/07/2011 1:13:10 PM PDT
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posted on 07/07/2011 4:22:10 PM PDT
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