Photos: Gernreich Moffitt Claxton Show at MOCA

50 Photos from Opening Night at MOCA’s “The Total Look” with Guests Mila Kunis, Vidal Sassoon, Fashion Designers Trina Turk, Monique Lhuillier and Jeremy Scott, and More


Here is an album of photos from the super-stylish Feb. 25 party to honor iconic model Peggy Moffitt and celebrate the “The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Petty Moffitt and William Claxton.”

The new exhibition, presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, is free and continues until May 20 at the Pacific Design Center.

Click here to read details of the Opening Night party and Moffitt’s thoughts on her 1964 photograph in the famous Gernreich topless swimsuit, which she called “the shot seen around the world.”

Party photos in the gallery below include actress Mila Kunis of “Friends With Benefits” and “The Black Swan;” MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch; fashion designers Trina Turk, Monique Lhuillier and Jeremy Scott; the legendary Vidal Sassoon, a Gernreich collaborator; exhibition curator Cameron Silver, owner of the vintage boutique Decades; and many more guests.

Mila Kunis couldn’t have been more charming, as she checked out the 1960s mod fashions and joined the other party-goers for the elegant four-course dinner. When asked about the Marine Corps. Ball she attended two months ago with Sgt. Scott Moore, following his invitation to her via youtube, she said, “I had a great time – we’re still in touch.” 

A must-see for fashion fans, the Gernreich Moffitt Claxton Show at MOCA showcases the revolutionary 1960s mod designs by Rudi Gernreich, shown both on mannequins and on Moffitt in photographs and films, taken by her late husband, William Claxton.

Event co-hosts were Maria Arena Bell, John Demsey, NancyJane Goldston, Hollye Harrington Jacobs, Carolyn and Bill Powers, Gelila and Wolfgang Puck, Eugene Sadovoy, Amber Sakai and Angelique Soave. MAC Cosmetics sponsored the party with additional support from Dr. Gabriel Chiu of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc., The MOCA Contemporaries, Matthias Kind, Sally and Michel Perrin – Perrin Paris 1893, Lisa Perry, Eugene Sadovoy and Trina Turk.

Click here for hours, location and other details of the Gernreich Moffitt Claxton Show at MOCA Pacific Design Center.


Photos from top: Standing from left, Cameron Silver, exhibition curator; John Demsey, president of presenting sponsor MAC Cosmetics; MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch, MOCA director, at the Gernreich Moffitt Claxton show at MOCA Pacific Design Center; Mila Kunis of “Friends With Benefits” (All photos: David X Prutting/



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Gernreich Moffitt Claxton Show at MOCA

Published Feb. 29, 2012 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA