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( monokini.) As model and muse to designer Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt was a style icon of the sixties. . She married William Claxton in 1960, and her husband photographed her in Gernreich's designs. The trio broke into the fashion world with a boom in 1964, when Gernreich's topless bathing suit made them infamous.
Monokini: one piece swimsuit with cutouts like a bikini. very popular and risqué at this time
The original topless bathing suit from the late 1960s, designer Rudi Gernreich.
Peggy Moffitt (born in California in 1939) was during the 1960s a premier model and muse for the late fashion designer Rudi Gernreich. She developed a signature style that featured heavy, Kubuki-like makeup and an asymmetrical hair cut.
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.
Rudi Gernreich, 1960s
Leon Bing with Rudi Gernreich, late 1960s. Photo by Dennis Hopper.
1960's fashion - model Peggy Moffitt, wearing a design by Rudi Gernreich.
The Monokini — soon to be renamed the Topless Bathing Suit — was introduced by Rudi Gernreich in 1964.
Peggy Mofffitt in Rudi Gernreich, photographed by William Claxton
Rudi Gernreich’s groudbreaking monokini, modeled by Peggy Moffitt, mid-1960's.
Augusta Auctions, November 14, 2012 NEW YORK CITY, Lot 356: Rudy Gernreich Wool Knit Dress, 1960s
Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich monokini swimsuit 1964 - Monokini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia