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Rudi Gernreich topless swimsuit 1960s

Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich wool knit bathing suit 1967

1960's. Model Peggy Moffit dress in Rudi Gernreich. Peggy Moffitt made Vidal Sassoon's asymmetrical five-point hair cut her signature look. Photo by William Claxton.

everything about this is perfect! LOVE rudi gernreich, LOVE peggy moffitt (sometimes), and especially love the big creepy graduated cylinders.

1960's fashion - model Peggy Moffitt, wearing a design by Rudi Gernreich.

Leon Bing with Rudi Gernreich, late 1960s. Photo by Dennis Hopper.

"Monokini" Swimsuit, Rudi Gernreich for Harmon Knitwear: 1964, striped wool jersey. "This is the "monokini," a topless bathing suit that shocked the world. This showed the new realization that the skin itself could become a beautiful garment... In 1964 he introduced a topless bathing suit, which he named the "monokini," in contrast to the "bikini," the two-piece swimming suit in fashion in those days. He introduced the thin skin-colored nylon brassiere known as the "No-Bra" in 1965..."

Peggy Mofffitt in Rudi Gernreich, photographed by William Claxton

Caftan 1970 Rudi Gernreich (1922-1985) This caftan is the ultimate expression of Gernreich's dislike for fashions that confined movement. As a designer, Gernreich worked to liberate the body. His No-Bra bras, unlined bras offering a natural look, and the famous breast-baring monokini, demonstrate this effort.

Rudi Gernreich’s groudbreaking monokini, modeled by Peggy Moffitt, mid-1960's.