• rudi-gernreich

    Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich

    May 9–September 1, 2019

    Los Angeles fashion designer Rudi Gernreich (1922–1985) introduced the topless bathing suit, the thong, unisex clothing, pantsuits for women, and enough inventive clothing to earn him a worldwide reputation. Yet Gernreich was far more than one of the most prominent fashion designers of his time—his clothing was fearless. His democratic and dynamic fashions continue to resonate today. Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich explores the visionary and progressive fashion ensembles that trespassed rigid social expectations and liberated those who wore his clothing.

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