From Comme des Garçons fall 1997.
The collection was titled Rei Kawakubo’s “Adult Punk” show of Fall 1997.
Annie Leibovitz’s photographed this series.
The pieces were delicate but not precious, and looked like they might have come from-depending on your point of view- they were either “the cutting edge,” or walked the “line between innovation and incoherence.”
Majority were in favor of the former, suggesting that “Kawakubo’s take on pattern-making [was] a send up of the way clothes are made.”
Still, the deconstruction is at its gentlest. Much of the collection was ivory-colored, and some of the fabrics were contrasted with velvets fabrics, such as this piece, which gave them a sense of luxury that was balanced by sheer insets.
This dress has a sheer full length sift inset, which creates its own silhouette underneath the velvet construction of the outer.
The sheer inset is visible down the entire left side of the bodice, panelling down the wearer.
the eye is immediately drawn the the white striped embroidery also on the left, which is staggered.
full length zip closure.
Made in Japan
Length (velvet outer) 105cm
Length (sheer inset) 138cm
some signs of wear as per a delicate piece of this age.