1940’s – The French inventor of the world’s first bikini


This man inadvertently has a lot to do with what makes Miami the city it is. In the 40’s, when the modern bikini was invented, the inventor Louis Réard had to get a nude dancer to market it because everyone thought it was too revealing. In 1946, Réard introduced the modern bikini, made out of only 30 square inches of fabric. Because his rival had marketed “the world’s smallest bathing suit,” he called his “smaller than the world’s smallest bathing suit. Réard’s tagline for the bikini was that it “wasn’t a bikini unless it could be pulled through a wedding ring. Kudos Mr. Réard.

Source: OMG-Facts

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