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FEB 2015 – ‘The Total Look’ Exhibition – Cincinnati Art Museum

FEB 2015 – ‘The Total Look’ Exhibition – Cincinnati Art Museum

The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton – Includes rare Duffy photographs of Vidal Sassoon at work.

Known by most for designing the topless bathing suit in 1964, Rudi Gernreich was one of the most original and prophetic fashion designers of the twentieth century. His minimalist knit garments, executed in psychedelic colors and geometric patterns, are visually striking. But Gernreich’s clothes were more than fashion. They were intended to free women’s bodies. All the garments in the exhibition are on loan from Peggy Moffitt, the designer’s primary model and muse. The exhibition includes photographs of Moffitt in Gernreich’s designs and the first fashion video.

the exhibition takes place at the Cincinnati Art Museum FEBRUARY 28, 2015 – MAY 24, 2015