History bikini (32 photos)

Recently, such a fashionable item of clothing as bikini celebrated another anniversary. July 5, 1946, less than a week after the United States detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific, a Frenchman named Louis Rare - automotive engineer-turned designer - introduced the world to lovers the world's smallest swimsuit. < br />
I present to you photos from the archives of the journal Life, dedicated to the bikini. Let's see, what were these bikini in the first years of their popularity.




Frankly, two-piece swimsuit was invented long before the creation of PEAP. Even on Greek urns and mosaics, which more than 3,000 years, depicted women athletes in the two-piece bathing suits.

But the genius creations Rare was the fact that he created a swimsuit from a minimum of fabric, which at the same time could be worn in public. He said that can not be called bikini swimsuit if both sides do not go to the wedding ring.

Santa Monica, California, in 1940




Tan with creative "tattoos", 1941

Actress Donna Drake with a rifle on the balcony of his home in Los Angeles, 1942




Rita Hayworth home in Los ANGELS, 1945.




Florida, 1945




Florida, 1945



Florida, 1945



Actress Linda Christian, the first "Bond girl", 1945



Sun bathing in France, 1945



On the beach in France, 1945



On the beach in France, 1945



On the beach in France, 1945



On the beach in France, 1945





French actress Barbara Lange in a makeshift bathing suit, which she cut herself, 1945



Beauty contestant Jackie Lee Barnes posing poolside in Abukerke, New Mexico, 1949



Model in a bikini, 1950



The French model of Christian Richard in a bikini for a morning coffee, 1950



Model Lynn Jones, 1955.



Jayne Mansfield posing against the backdrop of inflatable dolls, 1957



Diving in Israel, 1960.



Model Pickney June, 1960.



Sunbathing, 1961



Jayne Mansfield and her husband Mickey Hartigeem, 1961



Actress Phil Toulouse with his hand fox at Cannes Film Festival, 1962.



Cannes, France, 1962



Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1964



Hungarian model 1965



Model neti Abaskal demonstrates pattern on his chest and abdomen, Bahamas, 1968



Somewhere near Malibu, California, 1970





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