Report Hide

Trivia Thursday: Are Explosives behind the term ‘Bikini’?

Trivia Thursday: Are Explosives behind the term ‘Bikini’?

If you think women look like a bomb in a Bikini, well, that was exact intention. French designer Jacques Heim in 1946, introduced a rather modest two-piece swimsuit covering the naval area, that eventually failed to get any attention. Soon after, Parisian engineer and designer Louis  Réard came out with the modern version of the two-piece. A G-string made of 30 square inches of cloth, modeled on a 19-year-old nude dancer Micheline Bernardini, it of course became all the rage! Réard knew the swimsuit would garner an ‘explosive social and cultural reaction’ and hence named it Bikini, after Bikini Atoll, a small island where the US forces were testing their nuclear bombs. And truly, French fashion writer, Diana Vreeland termed the bikini as the ‘atomic bomb of fashion.’
[Image: Torontostar.com]  

Report Hide
India Fashion Calendar

Related Articles

Related Products

Ayushi
Report
Kainaat collection

For order whatsaap on 9888678158 Direct link - https://wa.me/919888678158

₹ 2500
0 Likes 0 Comments
Blue De Perle
Report
Marilyn Monroe

Nightwear, Comfortable and chic

₹ 1599
0 Likes 0 Comments
KRITI JHAMNANI
Report
Jaipuri print angrakha kurta pant set
Featuring a floral print angrakha style kurta with layered bell sleeves paired with straight pants. Color: Grey Fabric : Cotton Care: Hand wash only
₹ 2500
0 Likes 0 Comments
Nandita Chhabra
Report
Shawls
Shawls
₹ 2000
0 Likes 0 Comments
Post your comment
Comments (0)
s