It's a Rudi Gernreich, but don't admit it, 'kay?

Most people only know one design of — the Which I think would be a problem if you bought this dress (from, $1500, click on the image to check it out, but you'll have to scroll down). Because they would ask you "where'd you get that amazing dress?" And you'd say, "It's a Rudi Gernreich," and then (inevitably) they'd say "Oh, the topless swimsuit guy?" and where does the conversation go from there? (It goes to "Excuse me, I HAVE to catch that guy by the bar," that's where it goes.)

So I say, if you buy the dress, just lie. Say "this old thing? I've had it for so long I've forgotten." Tell them your grandma made it. Tell them it was on sale at Nordstrom Rack. It's just easier that way. And it's still great without the name. Possibly even better.

0 thoughts on “It's a Rudi Gernreich, but don't admit it, 'kay?

  1. That dress is really something. I can’t decide whether I love it or hate it. A “so-bad-its-good” kind of thing? Or is it pure genius, far ahead of its time? And what shoes to wear. At first, I thought white go-go boots, but that’s too pat, isn’t it? What about white sandals?


  2. I think barely-there black satin sandals with very high heels, or over-the-knee patent leather boots. Or perhaps we should ask The Manolo? 🙂


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