Modern two-piece bikini was introduced by French designer Louis Réard and was named after Bikini Atoll islands where the US did nuclear bomb testings
French automobile engineer and clothing designer, Louis Réard, introduced the modern two-piece bikini in July 1946.The bikini was born at a Paris poolside photo shoot on July 5, 1946, a week before Bastille Day and in the midst a global textile shortage. The designer, former engineer Louis Réard, hired a 19-year-old nude dancer from the Casino de Paris named Micheline Bernardini.
It was named after Bikini Atoll group of islands, because the US did nuclear bomb testings on these islands that made global news. In the picture: Micheline Bernardini wearing Louis Réard two-piece design