In 1967, William Claxton’s wife, model Peggy Moffitt and muse of fashion designer Rudi Gernreich, completed BASIC BLACK, considered one of the first fashion videos ever made. The video won several awards, and is now part of the Museum of Modern Art collection. BASIC BLACK is now included in a show entitled, “You Say You Want A Revolution: Records and Rebels 1966–70" at at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. This major exhibition explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism.
Below, listen to Peggy Moffitt in a rare, recent interview at her home in Los Angeles: