Fantasy bikiniCarrie Fisher as Princess Leia wearing the metal bikini in the Return of the Jedi (Star Wars: Episode VI) was voted one of the most memorable swimsuit moments of cinemahistory.MoviesPoster for Bikini Beach, one of the early Beach Party films made in 1964Beach Party films were an American 1960s genre of feature films which often starredAnnette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. Walt Disney reluctantly consented to Funicello, aformer main cast member of the The Mickey Mouse Club, wearing a bikini. The serieswas originally intended as a low-budget imitation of both the Elvis Presley musical andthe Doris Day sex comedy, aimed at the teen market, but they ended up taking on a life of their own.
The corset fell from fashion in the 1920s in Europe and America,replaced by girdles and elastic brassieres, but survived as an article of costume.Originally an item of lingerie, the corset has become a popular item of outerwear in thefetish, BDSM and goth subcultures.
The 1996 movie That Thing You Do! touches briefly on the phenomenon, with theWonders making an appearance in a fictional beach party movie, Weekend at Party Pier.A 2001 episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ("Beach Blanket Bizarro") also paidhomage to the series, with Avalon appearing as himself. Bikini Cavegirl, The BikiniCarwash Company, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, andIt's a Bikini World are some of the many films that have plotlines revolving around the bikini. Kelly Killoren Bensimon wrote in the The Bikini Book, "It was really all aboutAnnette Funicello. If the girl next door wanted to wear a bikini, then everybody wantedto wear a bikini. We didn't want to be a bad Bond girl. We all really wanted to be thegood girl.Other memorable bikini moments in movies include Raquel Welch as the prehistoriccavegirl in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C., and Phoebe Cates in the 1982 teen filmFast Times at Ridgemont High. These two bikini moments were recently ranked 86 and84 respectively in Channel 4 (UK)'s list of 100 Greatest Sexy Moments in Film. RaquelWelch in a strategically as the value of the film by five interjected repetitions of 'RaquelWelch in a fur bikini' which was the one special thing that makes people want to see itagain and again. Actresses kicking butt in movies like Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle andBlue Crush have made the two-piece, according to Gina Bellafonte of The New York Times, "the millennial equivalent of the power suit."
The corset reached its longest length in the early 20th century.The longline corset at first reached from the bust down to the upper thigh. There was also