A fearless designer and witty commentator on the climate of the 1960s, Rudi Gernreich’s body conscious designs dazzled the fashion world with originality and vision. Working to free women from the constrained established clothing designs, the former dance teacher, who first worked in fabric design, is often remembered as the inventor of the first topless bathing suit and thong bathing suit.
Gernreich held a futurist vision of fashion that resulted in innovations such as using vinyl and plastic in clothes, removing inner construction from bathing suits and underpinnings, advocating unisex designs and creating clothing for space.
MOCA at the Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
If you’re in Los Angeles, don’t miss The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt, and William Claxton which celebrates the collaboration between the late designer, model and muse Peggy Moffitt, and her late husband William, who photographed the distinct images of Moffitt modeling Gernreich’s designs.
May 19 13 @ 5:16 PMIron & Wine at The Capitol Theatre
May 20 13 @ 5:32 PMTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery