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16 April 2007

A Mod Trio

Photographer William Claxton began taking photographs for fashion designer Rudi Gernreich in the mid 1950's. Claxton began a romantic affair with a then-unknown Peggy Moffitt in 1958. In 1962, Peggy began to work as a model for Gernreich, becoming his muse and collaborator. By the late 1960's, Claxton was photographing Moffitt in Gernreich's designs.

The images that resulted from this dynamic trio remain some of the most iconic from that period...


Little Boy suit with tank top, 1966.

Color blocking in wool knit, fall 1967.

See-through minidress in lacquered chiffon and wool crepe, fall 1967.

Beardsley group, fall 1968.

Long matte jersey dress with doorspring hardware, fall 1971.

Wool-knit tunic over shorts, fall 1971.

Roualt swimsuit, resort 1971.

Long orange matte jersey t-shirt with hot pink insert, spring/summer 1972.

images: williamclaxton.com

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Blogger Nanuk of the North, older but no wiser said...

Don't kill me, but, really, those are some of the ugliest clothes I've ever seen. (I know it is a sin to say that on this site, but I just had to!)

3:42 pm  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

It's a question of taste.

But like all great works of art, you can either love it or hate it...

3:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I happen to love it! The photography also adds so much to the grooviness of the images.

10:44 am  
Blogger Retro Attic said...

These photos are amazing!

6:53 pm  
Blogger stinkypaw said...

I just love the long matte jersey dress with doorspring hardware and the swimsuit - too cool!

1:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you to death for posting these.

3:27 pm  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

You're welcome, LM!

8:02 pm  
Blogger mod*mom said...

nice post!
i had a book about rudy + peggy from the library + i was going to scan the pics, but it wouldn't have looked as good as this! i think he was a genius.

2:59 pm  

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