Truly a work of art from designer Rudi Gernreich, a man before his time. This suit dates to 1954. Gorgeous sheath style pink wool swimsuit was featured on the cover of Colliers magazine on June 8, 1956. We have a copy of the magazine and are including it along with this swimsuit in the sale. This suit can also be seen here in the retrospective of Rudi's work that was held at the 2001 Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. You can alsoread a blog post we have on GlamourSplash about the evolution of Rufi Gernreich's swimwear where this suit if show here.
Vintage mid 50's Rudi Gernreich for Westwood Coral Pink wool swimsuit bathing suit. Sheath style scoop neck button front suit is made from wool. The gusset is lined. Elasticized leg openings. The label has been clipped, but the magazine article and the on line retrospective shows that this is clearly a Gernreich swimsuit. There looks to be a very small repair at the back of one of the leg openings, and a stitch which may be needed at the shoulder, otherwise this suit is in excellent condition.