Bikini History

- Sep 26, 2018 -

Before 1946, it was just a place name - the name of the island that President Truman approved for the nuclear bomb test. In the first half of the year, the woman only dared to wear a "swimsuit" wrapped in a collar and a flat foot that wrapped her body to swim at the beach. The beach scene was black.

Until then, the swimwear was conservative and covered most of the body. And Rilde's design bares most of the upper abdomen. Because it was almost naked after wearing it, many professional fashion models in Paris at that time were afraid of this kind of swimsuit. However, a stripper named Michal Bernardini bravely challenged traditional ideas by wearing a bikini by a swimming pool and taking photos of a journalist. The other bikini was worn on a plastic model.

In fact, this swimsuit, named "Bikini", really shocked the world. The countries along the Mediterranean coast regarded it as a plague, Italy was banned, the Spanish Coast Guard deported a bikini, and even the United States had captured people for bikinis.

Australian designer Paula Stafford introduced bikinis to Australia in 1952, causing an uproar. Beach patrol John Moffat immediately grabbed a model wearing a short swimwear designed by Paula. "It's too short!" he yelled and escorted the model to leave the beach. Paula was not intimidated. She asked the other five girls to wear bikinis, informed the local newspaper and invited the mayor, a pastor and the police chief to the scene. As a result, nothing happened, but she achieved amazing publicit