Many Americans were shocked by its scantiness, and the bikini was even outlawed as a form of public attire in many U. It did, and legend has it that he received 50, fan letters—mostly from men. He chose the name because he hoped that the raunchy two-piece would elicit the same shock and horror that the atomic bomb did. So technically today is something like the th anniversary of the bikini. The name bikini was coined by Louis Reard, and it actually refers to Bikini Atoll, where atomic bomb testing took place. And today, it turns 67 years old.
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He chose the name because he hoped that the raunchy two-piece would elicit the same shock and horror that the atomic bomb did. In the Mediterranean, women quickly snatched up the suits. In fact, it was so small that Reard had trouble finding anybody to model it.