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 (sweater): 73 cm (28 3/4 in.) Length x width (belt): 107 x 3 cm (42 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.) Length x width (cage): 72.1 x 37 cm (28 3/8 x 14 9/16 in.) Center back (coat): 96.5 cm (38 in.) Length (pants): 117 cm (46 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool knit, leather

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Gray crewneck sweater with black left over-sleeve and collar. Two interior labels “Helmut Lang” and “Made in Italy.”

Black narrow leather belt with metal detailing and buckle. Embossed on reverse: HCOO86 Y6J” “Helmut Lang/Made in Italy” and “90/36.”

Black “safety cage”, harness with wide cotton bands that cross in back, go over the shoulder and hang down in front with a plastic “medallion” (?) which reads: “right left/right left.”

Black and white wool check overcoat with covered placket and buttons down center front, breast pocket, and two flap pockets at hip level, black elastic “thumb loops” at cuffs. Interior lined in black with two pockets with button closures, label “HELMUT LANG.”

Black wool straight leg pants with round pockets at each hip, center front mental hook and eye closure and button fly, two slit pockets in back with button closures, belt loops around waistband. Interior waistband woven “HELMUT LANG” and two labels “50” and “Made in Italy.”


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