Fashion: Barely a Bore

Rudi Gernreich was bored to tears with necklines. The V neck, the scoop neck, the boat neck, the turtle neck, the square neck, even the deep-cut plunge, all seemed drags. But the California designer is an all-action-no-talk man, and in no time at all he had pulled himself together and come up with a rather refreshing idea: drop a neckline low enough, say to the waist. Then it actually won't be a neckline at all, and no one will be even the least bit bored.

Rudi was right as rain. His topless bathing suit (designed as "a prediction of things...

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