SOLD! 1960 1970 Vintage Rudi Gernreich Black One Piece Swimsuit Maillot

$ 695.00

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Rudi Gernreich (1922-1985) was born in Vienna but fled to California in 1938, where he studied in Los Angeles. He worked as a dancer and costume designer before becoming a freelance designer. In 1951 he began designing for Walter Bass and, in 1953, Westwood Knitting Mills. Gernreich produced knitwear that was comfortable and unstructured. He designed under both labels until 1959, when he left to start his own label and to design for Harmon Knits.

He created a short-lived sensation with topless bathing suits in 1964 and made popular knitwear and long, straight, halter dresses. He often used fabrics with geometric patterns and narrow stripes and introduced plastic fabrics in futuristic modes. Gernreich went into semi-retirement in 1968, but continued to produce knits into the early 1970s.

This Rudi Gernreich vintage 1960 to 1970 swimsuit with scoop neckline and ribbed stretch wool.
In excellent vintage condition

Label: Rudi Gernreich Design For Harmon Knits
fits an xs/ s best

 Measurements Inches
Bust- Stretch up to 40" 40"
Waist- Stretch up to 34" 34"
Hips- Stretch up to 38" 38"
Length 27"


If you have questions regarding measurements please do not hesitate to contact me.

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