A fearless designer, Rudi Gernreich’s body conscious garments dazzled the fashion world with originality and vision. Gernreich held a futurist view of fashion that resulted in innovations such as using plastic in clothes and removing inner construction. This stunning orange wool colorful applique wool maxi dress dating back to 1965, is a perfect example of his genius. Committed to addressing contemporary social issues through his work, Rudi Gernreich designed this dress with the "Flower Power" rallying cry in mind. At the time, the flower was a popular symbol of peace for antiwar activists. The bodice is a relaxed slight cap-sleeve which reads so incredibly modern. The flattering silhouette skims the waist and hip with lots of movement. There are even hidden side pockets! I love the psychedelic color palette and dramatic maxi length. This rare garment is iconic, comfortable and a fierce fashion statement.
Bust: 36-38 inches
Waist: up to 34 inches
Hips: up to 48 inches
Total Length: 57 inches
This iconic 1965 Rudi Gernreich designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. The garment closes with a original back zipper. Only sign of age is one small spot on the side skirt. Please message for detailed pictures. A gorgeous wearable piece of history that will only increase in value.