Monday, April 16, 2007

A Mod Trio

Photographer William Claxton began taking photographs for fashion designer Rudi Gernreich in the mid 1950's. Claxton began a romantic affair with a then-unknown Peggy Moffitt in 1958. In 1962, Peggy began to work as a model for Gernreich, becoming his muse and collaborator. By the late 1960's, Claxton was photographing Moffitt in Gernreich's designs.

The images that resulted from this dynamic trio remain some of the most iconic from that period...


Little Boy suit with tank top, 1966.

Color blocking in wool knit, fall 1967.

See-through minidress in lacquered chiffon and wool crepe, fall 1967.

Beardsley group, fall 1968.

Long matte jersey dress with doorspring hardware, fall 1971.

Wool-knit tunic over shorts, fall 1971.

Roualt swimsuit, resort 1971.

Long orange matte jersey t-shirt with hot pink insert, spring/summer 1972.


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