Rudi Gernreich

Film costumer designer

1922 – 1985

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Who was Rudi Gernreich?

Rudi Gernreich was an Austrian-born American fashion designer and an early gay activist. He helped to fund the early activities of the Mattachine Society, introduced the single-piece topless monokini in 1964, and had a long, unconventional and trend-setting career as a fashion designer.

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Born
Aug 8, 1922
Vienna
Spouses
Religion
  • Judaism
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Austria
Profession
Lived in
  • Vienna
Died
Apr 21, 1985
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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