Man's ensemble in five parts (holster)

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

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Length x width (holster): 26 x 24 cm (10 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.) Length (pants): 130 cm (51 3/16 in.) Length (sneakers): 31.4 cm (12 3/8 in.) Center back (tank): 89.1 cm (35 1/16 in.) Length x width (cuff): 24.9 x 3.5 cm (9 13/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Elastic knit

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red round “neck holster.”

Black and white check pants with black cotton pocket flaps, panels down leg to knee and waistband; black buttons along waistband, buttons and zipper fly at center front; interior label “Helmut Lang”

Black snakeskin sneakers with laces up center front, cotton lining marked “HELMUT LANG/Made in Spain” and rubber soles.

Gray sleeveless top with red and black graphic pattern, two interior labels: “Helmut Lang” and “Made in Italy”.

Black perforated cuff with buckle closure; reverse embossed “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