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1946: The first bikini  
At the end of the 1940’s, two tiny pieces of fabric caused a scandal on the beaches. The French fashion designer, Louis Reard, called the design the "bikini."

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On July 6, 1946 French designer Louis Reard's new creation cause a worldwide sensation: the bikini. What is the name of the two-piece bathing suit attributed to?
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