An elegant appearance, somebody who draws attention towards themselves, a typical French lady – the Parisian Ghislaine Rayer has already become part of the history of the bikini. The fashion expert and her partner Patrice Gaulupeau own one of the most remarkable historical swimwear collections in the world. The duo offers exhibitions all around the globe. Now 400 important contemporary witnesses of over a century of swimwear history are changing ownership together with a number of original documents gathered over decades such as diplomas, photos or movie posters. Due to the purchase by the BikiniARTmuseum, which is soon going to be constructed in Bad Rappenau, the collection which had been put together with lots of passion will survive for generations to come. This was a dearest wish to Ghislaine Rayer.