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Swimsuits, Swimming Pools and the Birth of Modern Body Culture

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Rudi Gernreich created Modern fashion to liberate the body; model Peggy Moffitt and photographer William Claxton completed the "Total Look." Hear about it from Peggy Moffitt and Cameron Silver. Also, Daniell Cornell on the beauty and peril of the suburban swimming pool in "Backyard Oasis;" and Sidney Williams and Frederick Fisher on Sunnylands, renewed.

Banner image: Michael Childer, The Hockney Swimmer, 1978, C-print; © Michael Childers

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Frances Anderton