How item ‘smaller than the world’s smallest swimsuit’ changed beachwear forever - Mirror Online - Worlds first bikini
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July 5, , marks a major step in women's liberation—one few people are familiar with. On this day, 71 years ago, the first-ever bikini was unveiled to the masses. French automotive engineer Louis Réard (a man—shocking!) debuted his sartorial invention in Paris with the help of year-old. Evidence of bikini-style women's clothing has been found as early as BC, and the history .. In , the first Miss World contest (originally the Festival Bikini Contest), was organized by Eric Morley. When the winner, Kiki Håkansson from.