Bikini Revolution

Bikini Revolution

SBS  |  June 26, 2010

Bikini Revolution tells a fun and light-hearted story of the bikini: a story that began in July 1946 in Paris. The French are pretty good at revolutions, but this time, they stormed the swimming pool instead of the Bastille. However, across the Atlantic, where the prim American version of the two-piece was still covering New World navels, people were having difficulties coming to terms with the revolution instigated by fashion designer Louis Reard who called his daring new two-piece swimsuit "the bikini" because it sounded exotic.

Bikini Revolution tells a fun and light-hearted story of the bikini: a story that began in July 1946 in Paris. The French are pretty good at revolutions, but this time, they stormed the swimming pool instead of the Bastille. However, across the Atlantic, where the prim American version of the two-piece was still covering New World navels, people were having difficulties coming to terms with the revolution instigated by fashion designer Louis Reard who called his daring new two-piece swimsuit "the bikini" because it sounded exotic.

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