At the vernissage of the exhibition “Tutti Frutti… Oh Rudi!” in POP KUDAMM, design and art lovers can expect a unique installation of the only complete collection of design icon Rudi Gernreich’s formidable silk scarves.
In the hands and lenses of the two collectors Paul Graves and Frank Wilde, the luxury scarves of the design icon become living objects of desire, tempting and striking, bold and irresistible, and transform the POP KUDAMM into a flowing magic.
Of course, it’s not about stylish accessories, but about individual works of art by one of the great design pioneers of the 20th century.
Gernreich, who was gay himself, used his designs as a means of activism to break societal taboos and promote acceptance of LGBTQ+ people. He created garments that were gender-neutral and could be worn regardless of sexual orientation.
Even back then, body positivity and acceptance were important concerns for the star designer, and a separate panel at the exhibition will be dedicated to his power as an activist.