1. Peggy Moffitt, Rudi Gernreich’s favorite muse, modeling the ‘Rouault’ bathing suit from his 1971 Resort collection.

    Peggy Moffitt, Rudi Gernreich’s favorite muse, modeling the ‘Rouault’ bathing suit from his 1971 Resort collection.

  2. A fabulous mod dress by Rudi Gernreich, 1967-1968.

    A fabulous mod dress by Rudi Gernreich, 1967-1968.

  3. A 1967 Rudi Gernreich bikini with “invisible” plastic straps.

    A 1967 Rudi Gernreich bikini with “invisible” plastic straps.

  4. A simple silk evening dress by Rudi Gernreich, 1966.

    A simple silk evening dress by Rudi Gernreich, 1966.

  5. A 1965 Rudi Gernreich bikini with a fun overskirt, 1965.

    A 1965 Rudi Gernreich bikini with a fun overskirt, 1965.

  6. When it came to risqué bathing suits in 1964 nothing came close to Rudi Gernreich’s "monokini".
Obviously controversial, the monokini became a media sensation and also resulted in quite a few arrests for public indecency.

    When it came to risqué bathing suits in 1964 nothing came close to Rudi Gernreich’s "monokini".

    Obviously controversial, the monokini became a media sensation and also resulted in quite a few arrests for public indecency.

  7. A patchwork Rudi Gernreich bathing suit, Spring-Summer 1963.

    A patchwork Rudi Gernreich bathing suit, Spring-Summer 1963.

  8. A very cool Rudi Gernreich bathing suit, circa 1963.

    A very cool Rudi Gernreich bathing suit, circa 1963.

  9. A sexy Rudi Gernreich shift dress with side cutouts, 1961.

    A sexy Rudi Gernreich shift dress with side cutouts, 1961.

  10. A 1958 wool knit bathing suit with side cutouts by Rudi Gernreich.

    A 1958 wool knit bathing suit with side cutouts by Rudi Gernreich.