rudi gernreich

1971 Checked Raspberry Rudi Gernreich Maxi Dress

This is a tremendously fabulous example of Gernreich's work! His trademark check is done in a combination of a raspberry red and an unusual shade of purple. The base dress is completely covered in that smaller check pattern with the illusion of a separate vest worn over the dress, but that top piece is actually attached. This is the check that he was doing in 1971 and variations of this can be found in museums around the world. This particular colorway is more rare and one of my absolute favorites! I love how the skirt is fuller and the poly jersey fabric allows it to hold its shape well. The bodice is more fitted so the contrast between the two is amazing! Excellent, appears unworn condition.

Unlined and closes with a painted back zipper.

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 15-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16' from neck to waist
Skirt: 38" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD1302

Reference Photos: (1) Photographed for Factice Magazine's Autumn 2014 issue by Peter Tamlin. Stylist: Nadia Pizzimenti, Hair & Makeup: Patrick Rahme, Model: Naro. Click here to see the full shoot in our lookbooks >  /  (2) Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich, Photographed by William Claxton, Fall 1971.

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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