"Gernreich, so often ahead of his time, is ahead with the tanga too, not only in in the bikini silhouette (seen here) but also in maillot variation (HN7501, RG7910). Seasoned bikiniologists will remember that Gernreich is also the inventor of the topless swimsuit."
“I come from a family who prided themselves, both sides, on memory,” he said. “And I was told growing up, constantly, that I was born with a really good memory. Then I became concerned when it seemed like it was cool to forget things. ‘You’re so cool you don’t remember this stuff.’ And I thought, God, I remember everything, and there’s nothing I can do about it now.”—Memories From Big Pink: Robbie Robertson to Write His Life Story