Engineered Bikini

After a long back!!
I am visiting Pattaya,Bangkok for a Project Tour.. I just saw the inspiration...Updating an interesting fact on Automobiles :).


First Question: Can you Connect Car and Bikini



As  a Petrol head I know all of them I thought ;Ferdinand Porsche, Hans Ledwinka, Dante Giacosa, Alec Issigonis, .…and the list goes.

But do you Know Louis Reard,  he was an engineer at  Régie Nationale and Usines Renault SA in Billacourt; I am sure you have not heared of it. What makes him special by doing this in Cars? Nothing in Cars but yes u guessed it right.



Louis Réard, automotive, automotive engineer by profession who invented the famous  ‘bikini’ named after Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific 
Réard's design was a string bikini consisting of four triangles (Engineering Triginometry) made from only 30 square inches (194 cm2) of fabric printed with a newspaper pattern. When Réard sought a model to wear his design at its debut presentation, none of the usual models would wear the suit, so he hired 19 year old nude dancer Micheline Bernardini from the Casino de Paris to model it. He introduced it to the media and public in Paris on July 5, 1946 at Piscine Molitor, a public pool in Paris. It was a shocking swimsuit design that for the first time revealed the wearer's navel




Micheline Bernardin introduces the bikini to the press, Paris, 1946
The United States Navy had detonated a 23-kiloton atomic bomb over the tiny Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific just four days prior Reard’s unveiling. Thinking his swimsuit would have the same sort of dramatic impact on the public, Louis registered the Bikini name for his creation. His instincts proved correct. Outside France, most thought them scandalous. The Vatican issued a condemnation and Italy, Spain and many banned them. The bikini was a hit, especially among men, and Bernardini received some 50,000 fan letters ( You too would have done one huh?). Réard's business soared, and in advertisements he kept the bikini mystique alive by declaring that a two-piece suit wasn't a genuine bikini "unless it could be pulled through a wedding ring.