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Man's waistcoat

Man's vest

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

Object Place: France


Center back: 54.5 cm (21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rayon satin weave; rayon twill weave; plastic buttons

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Vest or waistcoat of red satin printed with multicolored design of europeanized oriental figures playing games (stilts, hoops). Closes at center front with seven black plastic buttons and a snap at the mandarin collar. Lined in cream rayon twill weave with red and navy blue vertical stripes. Back panel of black rayon twill (?). Three front pockets lined in red rayon satin weave. One interior button flap pocket on interior left proper panel. Labelled on left side: “Yohji Yamamoto / POUR HOMME / FABRIQUE AU JAPON / MADE IN JAPAN / COMPOSITION ET INSTRUCTION DE LAVAGE / VOIR ETIQUETTE ANNEXE / COMPOSITION AND WASHING INSTRUCTIONS / SEE ATTACHED LABEL / M [size medium]” Label on inside of pocket indicates the vest is 100% rayon (exterior and lining).


Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf