Wednesday, August 17, 2011

INSPIRATION RUDI GERNREICH 1972... Antonio Berardi FW 2011//12

Beautifully modern black and white optical divisions through cuts and seams by Rudi Gernreich in 1972 [left] and Antonio Berardi for FW 2011//12 [right].
Gernreich [1922-1985] 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.
Gernreich is perhaps most noted for his design of the first topless swimsuit, or monokini, as well as the pubikini. He was a strong advocate of unisex clothing, dressing male and female models in identical clothing and shaving their heads and bodies completely bald. He was known as the first designer to use vinyl and plastic in clothes, and he designed the Moonbase Alpha uniforms on the television series Space: 1999.

With this post I recommend the book:
The Rudi Gernreich Book (Big Series Art) by Peggy Moffitt