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The Rudi Gernreich Book

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  20 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Taschen (first published November 15th 1991)
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Andy
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fashion, art-gallery
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is currently exhibiting a show called "The Total Look" based on the photographs of William Claxton of Peggy Moffitt modelling Rudi Gernreich's brilliant designs. Rudi Gernreich was the most endlessly creative of all mod fashion designers, with his unlimited use of color, shape, patterns and prints. A lot of his work almost shows an architectural approach in design. What makes Moffitt's modelling so brilliant is the way she takes her dancing experienc ...more
Joe
Nov 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
One of my most prized possessions. You may never have heard of him but Rudi Gernreich single handedly changed the face of fashion. Underwear for women styled after men's underwear? He did it first. The thong? Thank Rudi. Bathing suits without all the boning and construction? Rudi did it.
Unisex clothing? He's the man. Nude bras to wear under sheer clothing? Rudi again. The first fashion video? Guess who. Designer soups? Eat your heart out Wolfgang Puck, Rudi beat you to it. And of course, there's
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Tania Donald
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who is interested in fashion or the 1960s should read this wonderful book.
Visionary designer Rudi Gernreich is responsible for some of fashion's greatest innovations, and was one of the 60's most fashion-forward minds. Creator of the modern soft-cup bra, the unstructured swimsuit, populariser of the use of cut-outs in clothes and in the use of materials like pvc, Gernreich's bold and witty designs epitomise the best of 60's design. Behind the sensational headlines surrounding his "toples
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Nov 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fashion
incredible photographs, Moffitt's a babe, fashion is boring anyways right
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