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bathing suit 'Jimmy'

Rudi Gernreich, Designer (American, 1922-1985)


From the collection of Leon Bing, Pasadena, California;{1} Sale (Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, Illinois), 21 April 2010, lot 96; purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2010.

{1} Leon Bing was a model and muse for Rudi Gernreich.

Object Information

designer
Rudi Gernreich (American, 1922-1985)
creation date
about 1957
materials
wool, mother of pearl buttons, cotton
dimensions
L: 26 1/4 in.
mark descriptions
label: RUDI GERNREICH DESIGN FOR/WESTWOOD KNITTING MILLS
accession number
2010.207
credit line
General Endowed Art Fund, Textile Arts Fund
copyright
© Rudi Gernreich
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts