60 years ago, two men had a competition. They knew the results would be shocking...and it was. The winning item was denounced by the masses. The Vatican called the creation "immoral". Trend-setting Hollywood gave it a thumbs-down, and many governments banned it in public. It was downright scandalous, and it was named for a place where nuclear testing was happening. And yet, not only is it acceptable today, but it's present form would have caused outrage at the time.
A big, wonderful, thank-you-Louis-Reard Happy Birthday goes out...to the bikini.