This Day In History - Bikini Debuts 1946

Bikini Debuts 1946

Monday, July 5, 2021

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Event Description

On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, whichReard dubbed "bikini," inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week

Event Location

Paris, France