Her face is etched on the 60's movie reel in my head, my idea of the 60's that is, collected from a mish mash of references, swinging London, Paco Rabanne, Pierre Cardin, Velvet Underground, The Factory, Twiggy, Edie Sedgwick, Nico, Blow Up, Penelope Tree, David Bailey, The Beatles, the list goes on and on... 'til yesterday Peggy Moffitt was only a face as I didn't know her name (shame on me I know), but always remembered that famous picture of her wearing the controversial Rudi Gernreich monokini taken by her husband, the amazing photographer William Claxton.
Muse and collaborator of american designer Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt embodies the spirit of the 60's, her style heavily influenced by Japanese Kabuki theatre, the biggest false eyelashes and heavy make up, and of course, her signature haircut by Vidal Sassoon
which she's still sporting today.
These days she still champions the work of Rudi Gernreich,
with exhibitions and a book which came out in 1999,
this led to a collaboration with Comme des Garçons
re-creating a number of key pieces from the designer archives.
I like this woman, I like her a lot, she's just as stylish and original today
as she was in the 60's, living proof that you don't
have to squeeze into a sensible suit when you reach a