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PEGGY MOFFITT

Peggy Mof­fitt, as model and muse to designer Rudi Gern­re­ich, was a style icon of the sixties. Born in California in 1939 she was a 60s style icon, the premier model and muse for fashion designer Rudi Gernreich. She developed a signature style that featured heavy, Kabuki-like makeup and an asymmetrical hair cut inspired by Vidal Sassoon. Her unique look became an icon of the 1960s fashion scene.

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Peggy’s dramatic makeup and Vidal Sassoon’s five point asymmetrical haircut.

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Peggy Moffitt and Rudi Gernreich photographed by william klaxton in Paris, 1965

Peggy Moffitt and fashion designer Rudi Gernreich in Paris, 1965. Photo by William Klaxton.

Model Peggy Moffit photographed by William Claxton wearing Gernreich's monokini

Rudi Gernreich introduced the single-piece topless monokini. When the first photograph of the swimsuit was published in Womens Wear Daily on June 1962, it generated a great deal of controversy internationally.

peggy moffit in black monokini

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Rudi Gernreich’s freeing of the breasts was a social statement, somehow part of the emancipation of women, and a portent of the unfettering of the breast by the women’s movement in the 1970s. Rudi invented the ‘no bra’ bra in 1964, a soft nylon bra with no padding or boning in which breasts assumed their natural shape, rather than being molded into an aesthetic ideal.

Peggy Moffit modeling for designer Rudy Gernreich.

peggy-moffitt-fashion-model-60s In the film Qui êtes vous, Polly Maggoo?

Here in the film Qui êtes vous, Polly Maggoo? directed by photographer William Klein in 1966.

Kleini’s time at Vogue was the inspiration for this razor-edged satire of high fashion and haute couture industry starring Dorothy McGowan, a model who, legend has it, was discovered by a fashion scout among a crowd of teenagers awaiting the arrival of the Beatles at Kennedy Airport. Grayson Hall shines as the brilliantly bitchy Miss Maxwell, a magazine editor based on Vogue’s Diana Vreeland.

peggy-moffitt-fashion-model-60s-makeup In the film Qui êtes vous, Polly Maggoo?

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models peggy moffit and twiggy sitting for a fashion shooting

With model Twiggy. “Those pictures are the second shoot Twiggy ever did. And the photographer asked me to help her. I’m trying to show her about light and I decided oh, I’ll be Madonna and she’ll be my Baby Jesus.” – Peggy Moffitt .

Rudi Gernreich and Peggy Moffitt Being Photographed by Jeanloup Sieff, Paris, 1965

Rudi Gernreich and Peggy Moffitt Being Photographed by Jeanloup Sieff, Paris, 1965.

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Models Jill Kennington, Peggy Moffitt, Melanie Hampshire, Rosaleen Murray and Ann Norman in the of the film blow up

On the set of the film Blow Up, 1966. Blow-Up is filmed in London during the sixties. David Hemmings leading movie-character, a fashion photographer, is based on David Bailey, who was the it photographer at the time. Other people starring in the movie are: Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle and sixties model Veruschka. Also appearing in the movie are Jane Birkin, Peggy Moffitt and The Yardbirds.

Peggy Moffitt From the Film Blow-Up, London, 1966

On Blow Up set.

Peggy Moffitt, Kite Dress by Rudi Gernreich, Sitting, 1967

Peggy Moffitt, Kite Dress by Rudi Gernreich, Sitting, 1967.

Peggy Moffitt in Sumo Caftan by Rudi Gernreich, New York, 1967

Peggy Moffitt in Sumo Caftan by Rudi Gernreich, New York, 1967.

Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich Sorceress Evening Dress, New York City, 1967.

Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich Sorceress Evening Dress, New York City, 1967.

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peggy-moffitt-fashion-model-60s In Central Park New York, 1967

Central Park New York, 1967.

peggy-moffitt-Peggy Moffitt in Silver Pierrot by Rudi Gernreich, New York City

Peggy Moffitt in Silver Pierrot by Rudi Gernreich, New York City, 1967.

Peggy Moffitt, Silver and White Evening Dress by Rudi Gernreich, 1966

Peggy Moffitt, Silver and White Evening Dress by Rudi Gernreich, 1966.

peggy-moffit-James-Coburn in the promotion of the film our Man-Flin

With James Coburn in the film Our Man Flint, 1966. Dress by Gernreich. James Coburn stared as super-spy Derek Flint in this action comedy which takes James Bond series and shifts it into high gear. Flint is an ultra-sophisticated operative of international intelligence agency Z.O.W.I.E.

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At her home in Los Angeles.

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fashion model peggy moffitt and fashion designer gerneich posin together

Peggy and designer Rudy Gernreich.

60s model peggy moffitt photographed by claxton

peggy moffit sitting for fashion shooting circa mid 60s

peggy moffit standing pose

peggy moffit in a roof top wearing mid leg stockings

Peggy Moffitt in Natural Coq-Feathered Hat and Boa by Rudi Gernreich, Headshot, 1968

Peggy Moffitt in Natural Coq-Feathered Hat and Boa by Rudi Gernreich, Headshot, 1968.

U.K. Peggy Moffitt laundry detergent magazine advertorial

U.K. Peggy Moffitt laundry detergent ad.

peggy moffit sexy pose on a chair

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