The 70th anniversary of the Bikini

On July 5th, 1946 at the Molitor swimming pool, Louis Réard presenting his new creation on the occasion of a bathing suit contest.

70 years later become hotel and sport complex, the famous swimming pool is celebrating the bikini with an exhibition of photographs and swimsuits.

Most of the images are part of the Roger-Viollet collections.

An other exibition is presented at the Galerie Joseph.
From July 6 to August 30, 2016.

More information

  • Discover the images of the exhibition
  • Piscine Molitor 13 rue Nungesser et Coli, Paris 16e
  • Galerie Joseph-Froissart 7 rue Froissart, Paris 3e
  • Image : Swimsuits contest. Paris, Molitor swimming pool, June 1947.
    © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet