RUDI GERNREICH – ENCENS n°22 – 2008

IMG_1146-1Rudi Gernreich’s name was at the crossroads of a generational split like we have not seen since, that of a youth avid for all things new, confronted with an outraged old guard. It is to him we owe any number of designs, pointed at as if they were scandalous, yet which have never lost that functional aspect which makes them, even today, perfectly contemporary and suitable to be worn. ‘Rudi has always been the first to do anything he did, he has never been a follower’, states Peggy Moffitt, fetish model and soul mate to this agitator of appearances.