Man's ensemble

Autumn/Winter 2003–2004
Designed by Helmut Lang (Austrian, born in 1956)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back (shorts): 65 cm (25 9/16 in.) Overall (cuff links): 2.5 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm (1 x 2 x 2 in.) Center front (jacket): 83 cm (32 11/16 in.) Length (pants): 104.9 cm (41 5/16 in.) Center back (shirt): 99.1 cm (39 in.) Length (shoes): 31 cm (12 3/16 in.) Length (tie): 142.2 cm (56 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Shorts: Silk (?) plain weave, silk (?) satin weave, metal, cotton twill weave, rubber. Cuff links: Silver. Jacket: Wool plain weave; silk satin weave; synthetic twill weave; plastic. Pant: Wool plain weave, silk plain weave, silk satin weave, plastic, metal. Shirt: Wool knit, cotton plain weave, plastic. Shoes: Patent leather; cotton knit; metal; rubber. Tie: Wool plain weave, silk plain weave.

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Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black lace-up over short with zippers at center front, center front of left leg, and center back of right leg. Reverse has horizontal zip pocket at waistband; rubber loop on zipper.

Silver logo clip cuff links. Triangular silver cuff links. Marked “HELMUT LANG/925/Stirling/1000/Paris New York”.

Black wool tuxedo jacket with satin lapel, two buttons at center front, one breast pocket and two flap pockets at hip level, rear vent. Interior lined in black with four slit pockets (one on left and three on right), labeled: “HELMUT LANG.”

Black wool tuxedo pants with silk stripe down outside leg. Two hip and two back pockets. Hook and eye and button closures center front. “HELMUT LANG” woven on interior waistband. Two interior labels: “MADE IN ITALY” and “48”.

White collared shirt with seven mother of pearl buttons down center front. Patch pocket on right side. French cuffs. Off white wool draped decorative element around bottom. Three interior labels: “HELMUT LANG”, “MADE IN ITALY”, and “16/41”.

Black patent leather boots with two buckles, cotton laces up center front, and thick rubber soles. Right shoe interior and both soles are marked “HELMUT LANG.”

Narrow black man’s necktie. Lined in black silk. Two labels: “HELMUT LANG” and “100% WOOL”.


Before 2009, in collection of hl-art, LLC; gift of hl-art to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of the artist