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French actress Barbara Lange in a makeshift two-piece bathing suit she cut from one yard of cloth, 1945.



Read more: http://life.time.com/culture/the-bikini-photos-of-a-summer-fashion-staple/#ixzz2Y0Y1FwP8
Nina Leen —Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
French actress Barbara Lange in a makeshift two-piece bathing suit she cut from one yard of cloth, 1945.

Read more: http://life.time.com/culture/the-bikini-photos-of-a-summer-fashion-staple/#ixzz2Y0Y1FwP8