Peggy Moffitt
Peggy Moffitt
Peggy Moffitt was during the 1960s a premier model and muse for the late fashion designer Rudi Gernreich. She developed a signature style that featured heavy, Kabuki-like makeup and an asymmetrical hair cut.
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Review of 'The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton'
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
Ignoring the elitist East Coast fashion establishment—too hidebound, too ladies-who-lunch—Rudi Gernreich was instead witty, arty and experimental.
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Review of 'The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton'
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
Ignoring the elitist East Coast fashion establishment—too hidebound, too ladies-who-lunch—Rudi Gernreich was instead witty, arty and experimental.
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Fashion Week: Mod Madness at Marc Jacobs
Rolling Stone - over 4 years
Back in February when Rolling Stone met fashionable R&B newcomer Phlo Finister she said her chosen aesthetic was an updated homage to the "Youthquaker" movement the British mod look of the Sixties favored by bright young things like Twiggy Penelope Tree and Peggy Moffitt Seems like she and Marc Jacobs
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Ron Radziner, FAIA and Anna Hill: Threads for LA's Wiggle and Sway
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
If style represents the perfect mixture of beauty and adaptation, then three examples of LA style are: the Peggy Moffitt show at the Pacific Design Center, the skate scene on Fairfax and the Orthodox Jewish culture on Fairfax which coexists alongside the skaters. Even if you don't care about style, go see The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton at MOCA at the Pacific Design Center. Designed and installed by Marmol Radziner, the show begins in an all black room (think New York), travels upstairs in a hallway of chartreuse and black wallpaper (the flight out west), and lands in a room of fuchsia, orange and chartreuse (LA -- you've arrived). We love these clothes because they are friendly to the body. Want to do a few sun salutations post cocktail? No problem! You can cartwheel in these 1960s minis. Imagine a few tropical fish mixed with mango flesh and Bird of Paradise and you have the beginnings of an understand ...
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Carrie White: Inspired Attire Encouraged
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
© William Claxton Photography I received my MOCA West Members Opening invitation to The Total Look exhibit, a collaboration between designer Rudi Gernreich, model Peggy Moffitt, and photographer William Claxton. The invitation read: Inspired Attire Encouraged. I asked my receptionist, Erin Bridges, to be my guest and decided to create a Peggy Moffitt tribute. I first met Peggy Moffitt on an assignment for Harper's Bazaar. It was in 1966, and it was my very first editorial hair job. I was fresh on the hairdressing scene. I didn't know who the model would be, and in those days hairdressers did both hair and make-up. Nothing could have matched my excitement, so the night before I ambitiously prepared for anything and anyone. I curled all of my hair-falls and pieces. I cleaned my make-up and case like it was new and I polished everything from my brushes and combs to my bobby pins. I was on location when the model walked in. It was Peggy Moffit with her flawl ...
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New York Based Fashion Designer Rebecca Turbow - Bloginity (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Valérie: Your Fall 2011 collection seems to be inspired by the model Peggy Moffitt, minus the colors. Are you a fan of hers? Rebecca: I am, sure, but I really didn't even think of her at all. My friend Shea Prueger modeled that shoot and she happened
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Exclusive! Not! Nicola Formichetti's NSFW X-Tube Thierry Mugler Video ... - Queerty
Google News - over 5 years
A “subtle” threat of some sex and violence is present in the “provocative” bow & arrow pointed by a Hermes type hottie at a gender indeterminate Peggy Moffitt look-alike. Pulling away, the joke's on … the you! This isn't dangerous!
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Rodeo Drive used to be a regular street, then Fred Hayman arrived - Modesto Bee
Google News - over 5 years
Throughout, Apodaca puts Hayman in the context of LA's movers and shakers, including shop owners Jerry Magnin, Jack Hansen, Charles Gallay and Herb Fink, hair cutters Gene Shacove and Vidal Sassoon, model Peggy Moffitt, and writers Caroline Graham and
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Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Throughout, Apodaca puts Hayman in the context of LA's movers and shakers, including shop owners Jerry Magnin, Jack Hansen, Charles Gallay and Herb Fink, hair cutters Gene Shacove and Vidal Sassoon, model Peggy Moffitt, and writers Caroline Graham and
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Alexander McQueen exhibition feted in LA - Los Angeles Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Guests included James Galanos, Peggy Moffitt, Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, fashion consultant Anne Crawford, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Costume Council President Joni Smith, and artist Kimberly Brooks. Many guests wore McQueen:
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无性别式性感 - 中国网 (新闻发布)
Google News - over 5 years
内容摘要: 作为美国设计师,Rudi Gernreich的设计比欧洲人更大胆。1967年,作为风头正劲的美国设计师,Gernreich登上《时代》杂志的封面,身边还站着他的两位模特:Peggy Moffitt 和Leon Bing。 作为美国设计师,Rudi
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他是47年前的一枚时尚炸弹 - 腾讯网
Google News - over 5 years
1967年,作为风头正劲的美国设计师,Gernreich登上《时代》杂志的封面,身边还站着他的两位模特:Peggy Moffitt 和Leon Bing。Bing 后来当上了作家,在回忆录《天鹅和手枪》里讲述她与Gernreich的合作经历。Moffitt 就是安
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Lulu Guinness 亞洲重新出發 - 香港新浪網
Google News - over 5 years
■正面與背面均以可愛臉蛋代表不一樣心情的趣致Doll Face Tote Bag,靈感源於1960年代名模Peggy Moffitt的俏臉。(未定價) 可愛「鳥籠」、精緻「Cafe」、艷麗「花籃」、性感「紅唇」……曾幾何時,Lulu Guinness的趣致手袋,都可在城中兩大名店找上,然而她卻在不知不覺間
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Gisele Bündchen at the Annenberg: “I Am My Worst Critic” - Vanity Fair
Google News - almost 6 years
On hand were some of Hollywood's most beautiful faces, including Halle Berry, Katie Holmes, Dita Von Teese, iconic 1960s model Peggy Moffitt, models Alek Wek and Petra Nemcova, Amber Heard, Olivia Munn, and supermodel Gisele Bündchen
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A Talent to Amuse
NYTimes - almost 7 years
WE are in a town car heading down Park Avenue from one party to another. Leigh Lezark, the Misshapes D.J., is pulling at the top of her slinky ivory pants in the back seat. Geordon Nicol, her partner, is riding shotgun. Squished on the middle hump, typing on a BlackBerry, is Derek Blasberg, a 27-year-old writer who looks, in a white one-button suit
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Modeling And All That Came After
NYTimes - over 7 years
I FIRST met Léon Bing in Pasadena, in 1998, while working on an article about Rudi Gernreich, the California revolutionary who had shocked the world with his topless bathing suit. Ms. Bing, a model in the 1960s, had not worn the famous suit; that distinction belonged to Peggy Moffitt, who also saw herself as the keeper of Gernreich's legacy. Ms.
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PULSE; What Dennis Hopper Saw in the '60s
NYTimes - over 7 years
ENCOURAGED to take photographs by his friend and mentor James Dean, Dennis Hopper carried a camera everywhere in the 1960s, prodigiously shooting the artists, musicians, movie stars and fashion designers who would define his generation. Among the 600 roles of film that survived are wonderfully intimate images of Ike and Tina Turner playing music at
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An Ode to the Shooting Stars of Beauty
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Maxime de la Falaise -- one of the great icons of 20th-century fashion, a muse to Elsa Schiaparelli and a friend of Yves Saint Laurent -- died last week. And her departure could not have come at a more poignant moment: the opening of an exhibition in New York about the fashion model as muse. This case study, which is set to open Wednesday at the
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It's Official: Models Look Good
NYTimes - almost 8 years
''WHAT would 'Dovima With Elephants' have been without Dovima?'' the curator Kohle Yohannan said last week, referring to a celebrated Richard Avedon photograph of 1955 that depicted the attenuated mannequin Dovima (nee Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba) wearing a Christian Dior sheath and sandwiched between monumental pachyderms. One could just as
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Peggy Moffitt
    TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 23
    In 1964, she made international headlines when she was photographed by her husband William Claxton wearing Gernreich's famous topless monokini bathing suit.
    More Details Hide Details After Gernreich's death, she retained legal rights to his designs and arranged for his designs to be displayed in an art exhibition. She also collaborated with Marylou Luther and photographer Claxton to release a comprehensive book chronicling Gernreich's designs. The Chicago band The Handcuffs feature the song "Peggy Moffitt" on their debut album Model for a Revolution, with famous photographs of the revolutionary model on the CD cover. Boyd Rice and Giddle Partridge released a limited edition vinyl called Going Steady With Peggy Moffitt in 2008.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1955
    Age 14
    Though her unique look has now become iconic of the 60s fashion scene, Peggy started out pursuing a career in film, beginning with an uncredited role in the 1955 film You're Never Too Young.
    More Details Hide Details As a model, she developed a signature style, including false eyelashes and heavy eye makeup, drawing on Japanese Kabuki theater.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Born
    Born in 1940.
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