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JUL 05, 2013 - Business Insider

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HAPPY NATIONAL BIKINI DAY: 67 Years In The Life Of The Two-Piece

The bikini has come a long way over the past 67 years. On this date in 1946, 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. He called it the Bikini after the nuclear testing site Bikini Atoll because he believed it had the power to shock the public just as much as a nuclear bomb. Since then, the bikini has been immortalized in song, provoked controversies from morality to skin cancer, and is now a beach staple around the world. One thing's for certain: The teenie weenie suit is here to ... Read More

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