Gernreich "Schoolboy" tunic
Label: Rudi Gernreich for Harmon Knitwear
Date: Fall/Winter 1967-1968

Gernreich "Schoolboy" hat
Label: Layne Nielson for Rudi Genrreich
Date: Fall/Winter 1967-1968
Note: Layne Nielson, Gernreich’s Assistant Designer, and designer of this hat, wrote the following in 2007: "The hats I made for Channing had to be shaped on wood blocks custom carved to her head size-24", which cost several hundred dollars each while the hats themselves were only about $50 or $60."
See: Marylou Luther, Rudi Gernreich: A Retrosppective, p.27, p63
See Vogue (NY), August 15, 1967 for complete look.
See: Object's Collection Documentation File for copies of related documentation.

Pair of Layne Nielson for Rudi Gernreich green ping-pong ball earrings; spherical ping-pong balls painted green; attached to gold-colored metal clip-on fasteners.
Label: none
Date: c. 1966-1968


  • Title: "Schoolboy" Ensemble
  • Creator: Tunic: Gernreich, Rudi Hat & Earrings: Nielson, Layne
  • Date Created: 1967/1968
  • Location Created: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Physical Dimensions: Tunic CB: 30" Hat L: 13 1/2" Earrings D: 1.5"
  • Provenance: Tunic & Hat: FIDM Museum Purchase Earrings: Bequest of the Rudi Gernreich Estate
  • Type: Tunic, hat, earrings
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Tunic: Wool jersey Hat: Wool jersey & buckram Earrings: Painted plastic & metal

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