The First Bikini Model, 1946

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When Louis Réard was unable to convince Parisian models to wear what we now consider to be a modern-day bikini, nineteen-year-old Micheline Bernardini stepped up to the plate and became the first to ever pose in the swimwear. [BlackBook Tumblr]



I wonder what the back of that bikini bottom looks like. It looks like it may not stay in place all that well when she was swimming.