Rudi Gernreich Metallic Knit Mini Dress

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1960's long sleeve gold wool and silver metallic geometric pattern with shoulder cutout, back zipper, side seam pockets, marked size 6.

Rudi Gernreich (August 8, 1922–April 21, 1985) was a fashion designer and gay activist. Born in Vienna, he fled Austria at age 16 due to Nazism. He came to the U.S., settling in Los Angeles, California. a dancer, performing with the Lester Horton company around 1945.

He moved into fashion design via fabric design, and then worked closely with model Peggy Moffitt and photographer William Claxton, pushing the boundaries of "the futuristic look" in clothing over three decades. An exhibition of his work at the Phoenix Art Museum in 2003 hailed him as "one of the most original, prophetic and controversial American designers of the 1950s, '60s and '70s."
Details
Designer
Rudi Gernreich
Place of Origin
United Kingdom
Period
1960-1969
Material Notes
Cut work
Condition
Excellent. Excellent.
Dimensions
35 in. L
89 cm L
Marked Size
4-6 (US)
Bust
36 in. (91 cm)
Waist
27 in. (69 cm)
Hip
30 in. (76 cm)
Length
35 in. (89 cm)
Dealer Location
Topanga, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU09111851247
Address
Post Script
1836 Arteique Rd.
Topanga CA 90290
US
(646) 846-1818
1stdibs Dealer since 2009 Located in Topanga, CA
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