Bikini Experts

In this section you can get an overview about our Icons & Professionals and Bikini Experts due to the topic bikini and swimwear.

 

Icons & Professionals

"Icons & Professionals" means world popular experts regarding the topic bikini & swimwear who are supporting us in our unique project "BikiniARTmuseum".

 

 

Berger, Beate

Beate Berger (*1959) is a German journalist with focus on culture and fashion. She writes for different magazines and newspapers like Vogue, Glamour, Brigitte and in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung. Beate Berger is the author of “Bikini – Eine Enthüllungsgeschichte”, the most important book in German language about bikini history.


Dr. Boydell, Christine

Dr. Christine Boydell is Senior Honorary Research Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK where she lectured for seventeen years. She is a design historian with a special interest in the history of twentieth century fashion and textiles and has published widely on these subjects.

Christine has curated a number of exhibitions including ‘Horrockses Fashions: Off the Peg Style in the ’40 and ‘50s’ at the Fashion & Textile Museum, London (2010) and ‘Taking the Plunge’ an exhibition devoted to the history of swimwear at the Snibston Discovery Museum, Leicestershire (2013-14) and ‘Riviera Style: Resort and Swimwear Since 1900’ at the Fashion & Textile Museum, London (2015).

She has worked as a consultant for Leicestershire Museums and Keele University. 

 


"Gidget" - Kohner-Zuckerman, Kathy

Kathy Kohner (*1941) is a famous surfer and model for the character "Gidget" in the eponymous novels by her father, Frederick Kohner. In the 1950s she spent three years surfing at Malibu Beach. Inspired by the stories Kathy told and after perusing her diaries, Frederick Kohner wrote "Gidget: The Little Girl with the Big Ideas" and sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. In 1959 Columbia Pictures made a film based on this novel and starring Sandra Dee. Two others followed: “Gidget Goes Hawaiian” and “Gidget Goes to Rome.” After that, the TV series “Gidget” with Sally Field was aired, followed by the TV movies “Gidget Gets Married”, “Gidget Grows Up”, “Gidget’s Summer Reunion” and in the 1980s the TV series "The New Gidget".

Although she did not really surf again until 2001, she continued to get in touch with her surfing companions – very influential surfers from her time in Malibu, such as Miki Dora, Mike Doyle and Tom Morey. In 2011 Kathy was immortalized as "Woman of the Year" on the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, California.


Pinheiro, Helô

Heloisa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto Pinheiro, or just Helô Pinheiro (*1945) is a Brazilian model, actress, businesswoman, journalist and TV-host. She is famous for being the muse of Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes for the song “Garota de Ipanema” (later “Girl from Ipanema”). The song was composed when Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes saw the 17-year old Helô at the beach.


Rayer, Ghislaine

Ghislaine Rayer, with her associate Patrice Gaulupeau, is a collector and historian expert specialized in swimwear, lingerie and corsets. For over 20 years, she bought, collected and exhibited rare, historical and symbolic items in those three fields.

She is the co-owner of a private collection, best known as «Nuits de Satin». Each item of this collection (more than 5000 textile pieces, hundreds of archive pictures, advertisings, catalogues, etc…) is in mint condition and is nowadays one of the largest in the world (including museums) and traces mainly: the history of swimwear from the 40s to the 80s (with a special focus on Louis Reard, creator of Bikini) and the history of lingerie and corsets from 1820 to 2000.

Ghislaine Rayer is also the co-author of the book: Bikini, la légende


Sabatier, Micaela

Micaela Sabatier is a very successful German female entrepreneur who knows how to plan and organize unique and extravagant fashion shows. With respect to her agency “The Show” she creates numerous fashion events for large international corporations and all these events tell their own stories in a creative and authentic way. Furthermore, she is the owner of the fashion label “0941” – at this she attaches great value to high-grade and sustainable production, which adds extra exclusivity and significance to her modern, sporty and elegant looks.


Bikini Expert Ranking

The BikiniARTmuseum should be an open process, influenced by all enthusiastic swimwear supporters.

All those, who sometimes or on a regular basis gave us relevant pieces of information, advice or any hint, elaborate important topics or obtain historical material for the museum, will be listed in the Bikini Expert Ranking. 

Each supporter can get one to five stars, depending on the amount and importance of their provided assistance.

 

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Paloma Monteiro de Barros

(NEW)

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Swimwear Expert

Bikini History

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Alexander & Christine Meimer

(NEW)

Honolulu

Hawaii

Swimwear Expert

Bikini History

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Rose da Silva

(NEW)

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Swimwear Expert

Artist

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Cary Weiss

 Los Angeles

USA

Surfing 

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Isabelle Stock

Perth

Australia

Bikini History

Bikini, Sports & Lifestyle

*

Peter Sneyder

 

Hollywood

USA

Marilyn Monroe

** Valentina Dondé  Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Rio Fashion

* Caio Leitão Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Rio Carneval & Samba

*** Michael Zorn Augsburg

Germany

Bathing Cap Collection

*** Michael Stocks Rio de Janeiro

South America

Bikini History

*** Josa Glück Berlin

Japan

Bikini History

* Marie Fonseca Miami Beach

USA

Miami Art Deco

*** Claudio Monteiro de Barros Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Bikini History

Rio Events