Rudi Gernreich's pubikini - This, I gotta see!

It looks to me, however, like it would show pubic hair where the blue-green rectangle is. I’m not entirely sure what it is.

And I’m pretty sure you got the badge because some new person, likely searching for pics of the pubkini, read this page and clicked on your link. Since there were already more than 50 clicks on the link, that triggered Discourse to give you the badge. And, since no one had actually posted since 2008, the age of the thread did not update until you posted.

I sure remember the 1980s swimsuits that not only had a big hole cut out of the abdominal area, but it also had very, ahem, high leg holes.

Hootie & the Blowfish’s first release was called “Kootchypop”, inspired by a black comedienne who was talking about those suits, and she said, “If you’re gonna wear one of those, you’re gonna have to shave yo’ kootchypop!”

Yeah, I got that. I was making a joke.

More modern versions of the pubikini that deserve the name exist, or at least pictures of them do. Again, spoilered link.

You know what that looks like? The ‘sanitary belts’ we women had to use to hold napkins before they figured out how to put adhesive strips to hold them to your undies.

I got another Popular Link for the Helmut Newton photo.

You’re all perverts! I bet I get a bunch of awards for this link.

There is a point at which you do have to wonder why you’d bother wearing anything at all

And the pictured “bikini” would be a Wicked Weasel . . . no link ya pervs!

Did you notice that @Exapno_Mapcase’s link is to a website with the url “pubikini. com” which has no pages other than the page to which Exapno linked, no links to anything, nothing?

Someone went to the length of getting the specific url for the sole purpose of creating a static page showing and describing a pubikini.


A pubikini with no pubic hair? What gives?

It’s for showing your pubikarea not necessarily your pubikair. Apparently.

You are thinking of the nude beach. Head there if you want to see it all. Note, others can see you, too.

Anyway, as for this style, like the Borat monokini, sling monokini, micro-bikini, etc. it theoretically exists, but does anyone wear it? Good excuse to head to the beach in the afternoon and find out.

Many people trim their pubic hair, so it would not necessarily all hang out as you would expect from this style of garment. (Assuming anybody wears it.)

The Phoenix Art Museum recently had a special exhibit of Rudi’s fashions. Very fascinating.
They had the Monokini, but on a mannequin. (a mannikini?)

He had some interesting aesthetics. Genderless fashion - fashions that work for men and women. That didn’t catch on.

The photo linked by @Exapno_Mapcase several posts above probably would not have worked equally well for men and women.

Back in the late 1980s in Las Vegas I attended an office Halloween party. Things were a LOT looser then and there versus the current uptight corporate mores.

A plump middle-aged lady showed up in a costume which was mostly a black leotard & stockings plus ballet slippers. So far so ordinary. But it had circular bandaids over where her nipples would be and a large tapered jug cork attached at her crotch.

She said iher costume was “The bikini of the future: two bandaids and a cork.” She won the prize that night.

This pubikini thing has a long way to go to catch up to dear old what’s-her-name. Who’d be about 80 right now.

Yes! Less than a week to 50 hits!

Let’s try this one.

She might as well be naked!!

I think he also designed the uniforms for Moonbase Alpha from Space:1999.

Nice tail.

I don’t know why I saw this just now, but cool. Thanks for the link. I certainly approve of Rudy’s final creation.

It’s the girl from the cover of the novel Kyrik: Warlock Warrior