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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Reactions to Rudi Gernreich Fashions

This blog post continues from our post yesterday on Rudi Gernreich Master of the Topless Swimsuit. Reprinted from Life magazine 1964.

Rudi's topless gown goes on display around the world and the reactions to the displays are very interesting.

Rudi Gernreich dress with a net fill in, has been ordered by Gimbels in New York.

Window shoppers staring at new topless evening gowns on mannequins, react in Hong Kong and London with the same instinctive gesture of modesty.

One middle aged English house wife sighed" I wish I had the figure to wear it." A London architects wife bought one, wore it to a party and heard it's merits and demerits debated loudly all night.

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