The bikini celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year. The groundbreaking two-piece first appeared on the beaches of France in 1946 (yet another reason to laugh at the historical inaccuracy of Pearl Harbor, in which Kate Beckinsale wears a white one despite the film being set in 1941) and since then it's been a staple for women wishing to swim, sunbathe, grace the pages of tacky lad mags or appear in hip-hop videos...

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To celebrate the anniversary of the 'kini, designer website Yoox has teamed up with Lycra to commission four designers to come up with ten items of limited edition swimwear (there's 8 bikinis and two cutout one-pieces). They include these offerings from Andres Sarda (£122) and Manuel Canovas (£102). Yoox ship internationally, so anyone can get hold of these landmark pieces if they've got the readies!