• Sale 5001

    Resurrection: Avant-Garde Fashion

    30 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 52

    RUDI GERNREICH (1922-1985)

    A RARE AND IMPORTANT 'MONOKINI' TOPLESS SWIMSUIT

    Price Realised  

    RUDI GERNREICH (1922-1985)
    A RARE AND IMPORTANT 'MONOKINI' TOPLESS SWIMSUIT
    1964, wool and elastic, with retailer's paper swing-tag


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    Literature

    P. Moffitt & W. Claxton, The Rudi Gernreich Book, Cologne, 1991, p.71 (example illustrated)
    A. Fukai (ed.), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute, Cologne, 2002, p.596 (example illustrated)
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Rudi Gernreich: Beachwear (bathing suit) (1986.517.13)". In Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000