The monokini, designed by Rudi Gernreich in 1964, consisting of only a brief, close-fitting bottom and two thin straps, was the first women's topless swimsuit. His revolutionary and controversial design included a bottom that "extended from the midriff to the upper thigh" and was "held up by shoestring laces that make a halter around the neck." Some credit Gernreich's design with initiating, or describe it as a symbol of, the sexual revolution.
Brand Name: CUPSHE
Pattern Type: Solid
Item Type: One Pieces
Sport Type: Swim
Fit: Fits true to size, take your normal size
Model Number: ADA5009M
Item Type: One Pieces & Monokinis
Occasion: Beach,Swimming Pool,Vacation,Surfing,Travelling
Fabric: 80% Chinlon, 20% Spandex
Garment Care: Regular wash
Style: Removable Padded, Criss-cross
Decoration: Cutout, Ruffled
Gernreich designed the monokini as a protest against a repressive society. He didn't initially intend to produce the monokini commercially, but was persuaded by Susanne Kirtland of Look to make it available to the public. When the first photograph of a frontal view of Peggy Moffitt wearing the design was published in Women's Wear Daily on June 3, 1964, it generated a great deal of controversy in the United States and other countries.