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Vidal Sassoon Models The Thong Look

Vidal Sasson's pool
1979 RG7910

   She: Rudi Gernreich black maillot tanga.
   He: Rudi Gernreich black full-body exercise tanga.

   She: TLA.
   He: TLA.

   Two models proudly present the complete "thong" look (1), as photographers snap their shutters in a media frenzy (2).

   Here at his home, Vidal Sasson introduces the "Thong Haircut" to match the thong swimsuit line.
These matching male and female maillot tangas mark a completeness of the Gernreich treatment of the tanga theme. For he has introduced the bikini tanga in both male and female forms (RG7410) as well as the maillot tanga for both sexes as well (seen here, and in a most historical treatment, HN7501).

   Photograph by William Claxton. Scanned from Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton, The Rudi Gernreich Book, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 300 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010, 1991, pp.210-211. 2 pictures.
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