This day in Jewish history / A Mod Man (and inventor of the monokini) is born
Constantly morphing, from morgue to runway to soup - Rudi Gernreich changed the face of fashion forever.
August 8, 1922, is the birth date of Rudi Gernreich, the Viennese-born clothing designer whose minimalistic fashions epitomized American “mod” style of the 1960s. Gernreich may be best remembered for his topless “monokini” swimsuit and for his miniskirts, which changed the face of fashion forever.
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