Fashion designer Jacques Heim from Paris released a two-piece swimsuit design in that he named the Atome. Like swimsuits of the era, it covered the wearer's navel, and it failed to attract much attention. 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. He named the swimsuit after the Bikini Atoll , where the first public test of a nuclear bomb had taken place only four days before. Due to its controversial and revealing design, the bikini was accepted very slowly by the public.