Featured Wear It, Work It — 10 February 2012
Closet Couture: The Groovy Work of Rudy Grenreich In LA

They don’t make ‘em like they used especially when it comes to fab frocks, and we think the cutest designer dresses are for the most part, “inspired” by retro pieces anyway. Our closet may be filled with Ebay-found  treasures by Pucci, Gunne Sax, DVF and “California” maxi girl, but there are some LA ladies to whom we must bow when it comes vintage for the 60s and 70s eras. Kari French is one. Giddle Partridge is another. And then there is Audrey Moorehead, a DJ on Luxuria Music and  all groovie girlie on the scene whose closet has got to make one feel like they’re entering a time machine upon entry. Last weekend, Moorehead showcased her impressive Rudi Grenreich collection,  25 years in the making, with a fashion show at the Los Angeles Nomadic Division. Our pal Partridge was one of the models.

Grenreich is best known for his work with 60s icon Peggy Moffitt, as well his provocative swimsuit creations: the monokini (topless) and the pubikini (showing, well, ya know). Moorhead was approached by Corazon del Sol, granddaughter of Eugenia Butler who himself was a close friend to Grenreich. The show was in collaboration with a series highlighting the art of Butler, presented by Corazon Del Sol and The Los Angeles Nomadic Division. Moorhead coordinated the shoes, tights, and jewelry, while hair was by Sean James for Rene Furterer, and the marvelous mod makeup was by Sharon Gault For Makeup Forever/Opus Beauty. Here’s hoping we get to see more Moorehead’s closet (hell, we’d love to see some of French’s and Partidge’s too!) at future art events!

Check out the piece and picks our friends over at Paper magazine posted about the event here.

A fun story from a few years ago about Miss Giddle (and our own) obsession with little girl, modish vintage wear for LA Weekly here.

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