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Dress and box

Japanese (Tokyo)
Designed by Issey Miyake (Japanese, born in 1938), For Miyake Design Studio (Japanese, founded 1970)

Object Place: Tokyo, Japan


147.32 cm (58 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen; plain weave

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Origami skirt and shirt styled after the kimono. Square skirt divided into quadrants, front and back, saddle-stitched together, wide belt-loops at top. Square top (same size as skirt) with kimono sleeves, c.f. placket with three-button closure, fagotting at sleeve hem, bottom, neck, placket, and underarm. Skirt and top fold into squares to fit into accompanying brown cardboard box of three pieces.
Worn by owner with black leather belt.
Label (top): “Issey Miyake”
Label (skirt): “Issey Miyake”
Condtion: very good


Purchased by owner at Issey Miyake shop in early 1990s

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch