Detail: A wonderfully imaginative vintage Comme des Garcons illusional pullover blouse jacket in tuxedo style from 1991. Hand-dyed black. Closure with single hand-painted white button to front. Patch pockets. There is a little stretch to the fabric. Spare button attached to label. Rare and very collectable.
Sizing: Extra Small. UK6-8. Bust 33". Waist 32". Shoulders seam to seam 13.5". Length 29"
Fabric: 100% Nylon
Care: Dry Clean
Vintage Comme des Garcons Hand-dyed Tuxedo Blouse 1991.
Comme des Garçons was established in 1973; two years later Kawakubo showed in Tokyo, and opened her first shop a year after that. But it was not until she showed in Paris in 1981 that the full force of the Japanese influence filtered through. What the audience saw was a shock to the system: random ruching, irregular hems, asymmetric seams and crinkled surfaces. Vogue called it `oblique chic'. 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.
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