Today in History – July 5 – The bikini is unveiled

5 Jul

On this day in 1946 Louis Reard, a French designer and model Micheline Bernardini unveiled a woman’s two piece bathing suit that revealed the stomach and navel at a popular swimming pool in Paris. He dubbed his new design “Bikini” after the recent US atomic tests off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. In […]
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