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The history of the String Bikini (video clip)
Published on 10/4/2007

Of course it originated from Brazil.

The story of the string bikini

This video is by Bill Day. He is telling us the very fascinatiing history of a very small part of modern fashion - the string bikini.

The popularity of the bikini
In 1951 bikinis were banned from the Miss World Contest following the crowning of Miss Sweden in a bikini and subsequent protests with a number of countries threatening to withdraw. In 1957, however, Brigitte Bardot's bikini in And God Created Woman created a market for the swimwear in the US, and in 1960, Brian Hyland's pop song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" inspired a bikini-buying spree.

Source: wikipedia.