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Woman's coat

Fall 2004 (?)
Designed by Yohji Yamamoto (Japanese, born in 1943)

Object Place: Paris, France; Object Place: Japan


Center back: 135.3 cm (53 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Felted wool; nylon (?) plain weave; cotton plain weave; polyester netting; metal

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Gray and black felted wool coat with seven metal buttons down the center front (covered by placket). Two pleats at hip level that form shallow pockets. Under side of sleeves is open from elbow to upper arm. Cut outs at back. Fullness at hips with pleats gathered at the center back. Interior is unlined with French seams. Upper half of skirt is lined with nylon netting (?). Four interior labels: center back “Composition sur etiquette annexe/Composition: see attached label,” and at left hip “Yohji Yamamoto,” “S” and care label.


Before 2008, purchased from Alan Bilzerian on Newbury Street in Boston, MA by Joyce Linde, Weston, MA; gift of Linde to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Joyce Linde