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  • EMM

    ( 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.

  • Isabel Berger

    Monokini: one piece swimsuit with cutouts like a bikini. very popular and risqué at this time

  • The Kintners: Shaklee Independent Distributors

    The original topless bathing suit from the late 1960s, designer Rudi Gernreich.

  • Toula Karayannis

    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.

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