Rudi Gernreich is widely regarded as one of the most innovative designers of the 20th century. His work was explicitly political — through fashion he disrupted norms of gender and sexuality. His clothes were made to be comfortable, utilitarian, and androgynous. Gernreich predicted a future in which all clothing was genderless — women would wear pants and men would wear skirts interchangeably. He’s considered the first designer to make clothing using plastic and vinyl cutouts, and the first to design both the thong swimsuit and monokini. He also believed in democratizing fashion, and created more affordable collections for the Montgomery Ward chain.
So it’s no surprise that this early 1970s dress he designed for Harmon Knitwear is as comfortable as it is sexy! It’s made of high quality polyester with lots of stretch. It’s fitted through the torso with a slight a line shape through the skirt. There’s a hidden zipper up the back with a hook at the top.
FITS LIKE: xs/s/m
FLAWS: one tiny minor snag near the bum on the back