Peggy Moffitt in Basic Black

Peggy Moffitt in the First Fashion Film

The great Peggy Moffitt features prominently in this 1967 fashion film, Basic Black, often considered the first fashion film. Conceived and shot over a weekend at the Algonquin Hotel in New York, and filmed by her husband William Claxton, it was intended to be a promotional reel, but quickly propelled hair stylist Vidal Sassoon and designer Rudi Gernreich into the spotlight.

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Jul 02, 2016 20:09:00

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