Man's ensemble

Autumn/Winter 2004–2005
Designed by Helmut Lang (Austrian, born in 1956)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Length x width (belt): 107 x 3 cm (42 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.) Overall (bracelet): 2.1 x 6.5 x 7 cm (13/16 x 2 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.) Center back (jeans): 113 cm (44 1/2 in.) Overall (ring): 2 x 2 x 0.3 cm (13/16 x 13/16 x 1/8 in.) Center back: 83 cm (32 11/16 in.) Length x width (scarf): 67 x 68 cm (26 3/8 x 26 3/4 in.) Length (shoes): 34 cm (13 3/8 in.) Center back (sweater): 76 cm (29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal, leather, gold-plated stainless steel, elastic, metal, cotton twill weave

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Narrow gold snake skin belt with metal plack reading “HELMUT LANG”. Reverse is black marked “HC0002 EEQ”, “HELMUT LANG/MADE IN ITALY”, and “90/36”.

Alternating gold and silver plated stretchy man’s bracelet. Marked “HELMUT LANG”.

Dark blue jeans with orange/gold top stitching. Button and zipper fly closure in center front. Metal chain woven over fly. Interior label: “HELMUT LANG/M._____”

Gold band.

Dark blue square scarf with fringe on four sides. printed with sculpture by Louise Bourgeois (Janus Fleuri).

Dark blue long sleeved collared shirt with seven buttons down center front. Patch bocket on right side. Four buttons at each cuff. Three interior labels: “HELMUT LANG”, “MADE IN ITALY”, and “41/16”.

Dark blue snakeskin shoes with navy laces and black soles. Interior and sole “HELMUT LANG” “Made in Italy” and “Size 11.”


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