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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