A bikini is typically a women's two-piece swimsuit featuring two triangles of fabric on top, similar to a bra and covering the woman's breastsand two triangles bikini model strip fabric on the bottom, the front covering the pelvis but exposing the navel, and the back covering the buttocks. In Mayfashion designer Jacques Heim from Paris bikini model strip a two-piece swimsuit bikini model strip that he named the Atome. His skimpy design was risque, exposing the wearer's navel and much of her buttocks. No runway model would wear it, so he hired a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris to model it at a review of swimsuit fashions. Due to its controversial and revealing design, the bikini was accepted very slowly by the public. It gained increased exposure and acceptance bikini model strip film stars like Brigitte BardotRaquel Welchand Ursula Andress wore them and were photographed on public beaches and seen in film. In many countries the design was banned from beaches and other public places.