This covetable giftbook lays bare the history of the bikini, recording its unstoppable progression from the French beaches in 1946 to the vanishingly small strings of today. Packed with hundreds of photographs, it is a fantastic and fun homage to an atom bomb of fashion and will be a must-have for anyone interested in fashion and the female form.

The Bikini Book 2006, Assouline, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9782843238253

Trade paperback

Bikini Book 2006, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500513163