News__ The Bikini Turns 60

June 30, 2009 | By

Happy Birthday Bikini! Did you know the bikini was invented by French designer, Louis Reard in 1946. He settled on the name 'bikini' to pay homage to Bikini Atoll, which was the site of the Operation Crossroads nuclear weapon test. Old Louis figured the bikini would make such an impact that it'd be like a-bombing the world with style. In honor of the bikini's 60th birthday, Slate published an article and set of vintage photographs of our skimpy little summer friend.

A hearty Happy Birthday Bikini. You sure made your mark.

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