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Peggy Moffitt in 'Sumo' Caftan by Rudi Gernreich, New York

Object Details

Title:

Peggy Moffitt in 'Sumo' Caftan by Rudi Gernreich, New York

Artist/Maker:

William Claxton (American, 1927 - 2008)

Culture:

American

Place:

Los Angeles, California, United States (Place Created)

Date:

negative 1967; print 1991

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

2015.24.2

Dimensions:

34.9 × 27.3 cm (13 3/4 × 10 3/4 in.)

Copyright:

© The William Claxton Estate

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Object Description

A woman with dark hair, Peggy Moffitt, standing with arms and legs spread, wearing an ankle length caftan with a bold wavy print. The caftan was designed by Los Angeles based designer Rudi Gernreich.

Provenance
Provenance
1991 - 2015

Estate of William Claxton, American, 1927 - 2008 (Los Angeles, California), sold through Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Moffitt, Peggy, and Claxton, William. The Rudi Gernreich Book (New York: Rizzoli, 1991), p. 127.

Felderer, Brigitte. Rudi Gernreich: Fashion Will Go Out of Fashion, exh. cat. (Cologne: DuMont, 2000), p. 19.