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Andrea Zittel: Balaclava for Rudi Gernreich

Andrea Zittel: Balaclava for Rudi Gernreich

$700.00    Member Price: $630.00

From the box insert written by artist Andrea Zittel:

"Rudi Gernreich's designs challenge the elitism of the fashion system by embracing comfort, practicality, and accessibility. Rudi said he wanted to create a "utility principle" that would take our minds off how we look, allowing us to focus on more important matters. For this, he is my hero. And even though my own designs for living are often highly experimental, I infuse them with a similar practicality. For instance, I wear a personal uniform every day for a season at a time, and I believe that garments should be durable, comfortable, and versatile. But that doesn't mean they can't also be inspired. Some of the most innovative elements in Gernreich's designs are his uses of pattern. In tribute, I've created a series of textile patterns that draw on social patterns, patterns of daily life, patterns created by natural forces and patterns derived from creative manipulation." 

The balaclava was made for armed forces fighting in frozen weather, it has become a symbol of rebellion and revolt.

  • Made by Rudi Gernreich, Ready-to-wear line, 2021
  • 100% extra-fine virgin merino wool
  • One size fits all, reversible design
  • 11W x 17H inches 
  • Gift box included
  • Edition of 100, signed but not numbered

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