July 5 is one of the best days of the year, it's a bikini day! And although some of you more like snug swimsuits, for sure you will be curious about some facts from the history of the subject of the wardrobe, awarded a separate day in the calendar.
Swimsuit-bikini is named so by the French clothing designer Louis Rear in honor of Bikini atoll, which is located in the island chain of Ralik in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean. In 1946 - just four days before the presentation of the swimsuit, held on July 5 - an atoll tested a nuclear bomb.
Cinema actress Brigitte Bardot helped to win the daring swimsuit, starring in the beach during the Cannes Film Festival in 1953.
Melting bikini with an inflated waist is due to the existence of the Hollywood ethical code of Hayes, which forbade the demonstration of the navel on the movie screen.
The world's largest parade in a bikini was held in 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where 287 girls acted in such an extraordinary way in support of the movement against breast cancer.
Women in clothes like bikinis, though not as deliberately repeating the curves of the figure as modern swimsuits, are depicted on the Minoan wall painting, dated 1600 BC. e.
The most expensive in the world - and very frank - bikini was created by jewelry designer Susan Rosen in collaboration with Steinmetz Diamonds. It is decorated with diamonds and costs $ 30 million.
Released in 1959, the debut model of the Barbie doll was dressed in a swimsuit!
Bikini bras with pointed cups were called "highlights" in the 1950s.
In the 1960s, the spread was exaggeratedly futuristic and eccentric. Designers tried to get ahead of time and predict what the bikini would look like in 2000. Judge for yourself how much they did it.
And finally, Louis Rear, who gave the world a bikini, was not only a fashion designer, but also a mechanical engineer. And really, in the hot summer only a strong mechanical design will keep our bust where it should be!
It is unlikely that any of us will wear a bikini worth $ 30 million, but you can catch the best offers from our summer sale!