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Rudi Gernreich

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
Rudi Gernreich Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Rudi Gernreich Marker
Inscription.  Bold, original, and controversial, Gernreich was America’s first fashion futurist, a social commentator who worked in the medium of clothes. Best known for his body-baring creations such as the no-bra bra and topless bathing suit, he also designed colorful knits and mini-dresses with clear plastic insertions. His love of modern dance and his eternal youthfulness were themes that animated his designs.
 
Erected 2000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 45.233′ N, 73° 59.308′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Seventh Avenue. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 38th Street and West 39th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 535 Seventh Avenue, New York NY 10018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donald Brooks (a few steps from this marker); Halston (a few steps from this marker); Ralph Rucci (within shouting
Rudi Gernreich Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Rudi Gernreich Marker
distance of this marker); Claire McCardell (within shouting distance of this marker); Norman Norell (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Lauren (within shouting distance of this marker); Fashion Walk of Fame (within shouting distance of this marker); Perry Ellis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Rudi Gernreich - Answers.com. His signature style included ready-to-wear sportswear of dramatic stark cuts. He created a short-lived sensation with topless "Swiss cheese" bathing suits, which incorporated multiple cut-outs, and topless nightgowns. (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on August 13, 2012. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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