John Fairchild, The Fashionable Savages
The above photo is early Gernreich and rather conservative. The attire would certainly work in South Hampton today and probably even then. A more appropriate image would have depicted Rudi Gernreich's muse Peggy Moffitt in a Gernreich topless swimsuit.
The man in the above photograph, Irving Blum, founded the groundbreaking contemporary art space--Ferus Gallery--with Walter Hopps. Based in Los Angeles, Ferus was the first gallery to exhibit Warhol's soup cans. Blum, now in his eighties, spent most of his life selling art. He has been known to quip that his four-decade-younger son has earned far more on pictures than he ever did. That son, Jason Blum, did not follow his father's footsteps, however. Instead, he became a movie producer. Among his films is Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000 and grossed nearly $200 million worldwide.