Rudi Gernreich topless swimsuit 1960s

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Rudi Gernreich topless swimsuit 1960s

Rudi Gernreich on Peggy Moffit, 1960s Op-Art

Monokini- created by Rudi Gernreich in 1964 often called the unikini and originally a topless swimsuit that exposed the breasts.

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Rudi Gernreich, 1960s

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

"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..."

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

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.

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