Leather suit

Japanese
2000
Designed by Yohji Yamamoto (Japanese, born in 1943)


Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 59.7 cm (23 1/2 in.) Center back (skirt): 96.5 cm (38 in.)

Accession Number

2012.319.1-2

Medium or Technique

Leather

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fitted black leather jacket with three buttons down front. Asymmetric stritching and bottom edge is jagged and composed of multiple ‘panels’ of leather. Three small overlapping pockets at right side arranged vertically. Each pocket has a rope-string hanging from it. Black silk lining.

Matching long black leather skirt. Asymmetric stitching and jagged edges. Three small overlapping pockets at right hip arranged vertically. Each pocket has a small rope-string hanging from it. Zipper down center back with hook/eye closure at waistband.

Signed

Interior label:"YOHJI YAMAMOTO, FABRIQUE AU JAPAN, MADE IN JAPAN, COMPOSITION AND WASHING INSTRUCTIONS SEE ATTACHED LABEL"

Provenance

About 2002, purchased by Penny Vinik at Yohji Yamamoto boutique, New York City; gift of Vinik to the MFA. (Accession date: May 30, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Penny Vinik