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Vintage Comme des Garcons Checked Oversized Dress 1999

Vintage Comme des Garcons Checked Oversized Dress 1999

Product Code: VCDG39
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Detail: Wonderfully inventive vintage Comme des Garcons black and cream checked oversized dress with micro gold thread. Irregular neckline to both front and back. Slightly dropped shoulders, with puff short sleeve. Horizontal tuck pleat to waistline front and reverse. Kick pleat to reverse hemline. Unlined. Constructed as a sack dress; it should be worn very loose. 

Period: 1999

Condition: Near Perfect

Sizing: UK10. Bust 38 inches. Waist 36 inches. Hips upto 38 inches. Length 40 inches

Colour: Black, Cream and Gold

Fabric: 88% Wool, 9% Nylon, 2% Rayon, 1% polyester

Origin: Japan

Care: Dry Clean

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Vintage Comme des Garcons Checked Oversized Dress 1999

Like her contemporaries, Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo is an intellectual designer for whom fashion is a fine art. Her clothes require a different thought level, her pieces destroy preconceived ideas. The Comme des Garçons' concept sticks to the same principles: minimalist display and perplexing cuts. Often the uninitiated cannot understand where Kawakubo is coming from: sometimes shapeless and complicated, complex and baffling, a Comme des Garçons collection exposes the inner workings of a lapel, leaves edges unfinished and reduces a sweater to an unintelligible mass of boiled wool.

Despite its unorthodox associations, Comme des Garçons has populist appeal: there are more than 300 outlets in 33 countries worldwide. Rei Kawakubo was the first to use `real' people as catwalk models, including Hollywood stars Dennis Hopper, Matt Dillon, John Malkovich and John Hurt. Wearer of austere expressions and giver of few interviews, Kawakubo said, in Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons (1990), `What I do is concerned with the long term, and yet fashion is cyclical. It is a paradox, but it doesn't bother me. It's always exciting to do a new collection.'

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