Man's Ensemble

Spring/Summer 2003
Designed by Helmut Lang (Austrian, born in 1956)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Length x width (belt): 96 x 2.5 cm (37 13/16 x 1 in.) Length x width (holster): 29.1 x 30 cm (11 7/16 x 11 13/16 in.) Length (pants): 110 cm (43 5/16 in.) Length x width (keychain): 37 x 7.9 cm (14 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.) Length (shoes): 33 cm (13 in.) Center back (top): 56 cm (22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather and metal

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black leather belt with zipper along upper edge and center cutout; metal loop and leather tie closure; embossed on reverse “HC 0082 Helmut Lang Made in Italy 90/36”

Black “neck holster”

Black straight leg pant with metal hook and button closures at center front; slit pocket at each hip; 2 pockets in back with button closure, belt loops around waistband, interior waist band woven “Helmut Lang”

Metal keychain attached to long black decorative element covered in nylon loops.

Black snakeskin shoes with laces up center front, interior embossed “HELMUT LANG” and sole “HELMUT LANG” “Made in Italy” and “11”.

Black, white, gray and red sleeveless top with plaid-like patterning, two black jersey squares attached to front hem and black rectangular panels appliqued to back; interior label “Helmut Lang”


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