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Man's jacket

Japanese
1985–95
Designed for Comme des Garcons, Ltd. (Japanese, founded in 1969), Designed by Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, born in 1942)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back: 72 cm (28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4378

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave; wool twill weave; plastic buttons

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Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Deconstructed jacket made with four brown woven wool fabrics (twill, plainweave, and herringbone patterns), pieced and sewn together to create a patchwork-like effect. Two patch pockets, single breasted with three brown plastic buttons. Deliberate frayed and unravelled yarns on exterior seams. jacket interior is unlined with three labels at center back: “Comme des Garcon Shirt” “M” “100% wool/attached fabric: / 88% wool 6% silk/6% nylon/ made in France [also in French]” and one large care label at right side.

Provenance

Before 2009, in collection of Jacqueline Fowler of Stanford, CT; gift of Fowler to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler