Bikini Revisited

In 1946, Micheline Bernardini modeled a two-piece swimsuit designed by Louis Reard, which he called a 'bikini' — naming it after the site of the recent atomic bomb test in the Bikini Atoll.

As wikipedia notes: "Photographs of Bernardini and articles about the event were widely carried by the press. The International Herald Tribune alone ran nine stories on the event. The bikini was a hit, especially among men, and Bernardini received over 50,000 fan letters."

The little box she's holding is what the bikini was sold in, to emphasize how tiny it was.



Forty years later Bernardini posed again in a bikini, "for old time's sake."

I can't figure out what picture she's holding. It doesn't seem to be the famous one, shown above. Must have been another photo from the shoot.

Source: bludog

Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 29, 2017
Category: Fashion, 1940s





Comments
Wonder if she ever posed at Bikini in her bikini?
Posted by RobK on 08/29/17 at 11:16 AM
Ah, yes, the bikini. Once described as "two bandages and a strip of dental floss."
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 08/31/17 at 08:03 AM
Love it that she posed in a bikini 40 years on...
Posted by Brian in denial on 08/31/17 at 09:56 PM