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Dress and box

Japanese (Tokyo)
1991
Designed by Issey Miyake (Japanese, born in 1938), For Miyake Design Studio (Japanese, founded 1970)


Object Place: Tokyo, Japan

Dimensions

147.32 cm (58 in.)

Accession Number

1999.673.1-3

Medium or Technique

Linen; plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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

Provenance

Purchased by owner at Issey Miyake shop in early 1990s

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch