Saturday, April 28, 2012

Peggy Moffitt

Peggy Moffitt (born in California in 1939) was during the 1960s a premier model and muse for the late fashion designer Rudi Gernreich. She developed a signature style that featured heavy, Kubuki-like makeup and an asymmetrical hair cut. She  everyday inspire me, I would like to change my haircut like her!

Peggy Moffitt modeling Rudi Gernreich design, 1971, photo by William Claxton  
Peggy Moffitt modeling Rudi Gernreich design, 1968, photo by William Claxton
Peggy Moffitt modeling Rudi Gernreich design, 1966, photo by William Claxton
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.As a model, she developed a signature style, including false eyelashes and heavy eye makeup, drawing on Japanese Kabuki theater. Her hairstyle, a asymmetrical bowl cut, became known as the "five point". Her unique look became an icon of the 1960s fashion scene. In 1964, she made international headlines when she was photographed by her husband William Claxton wearing Gernreich's famous topless monokini bathing suit.

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