Detail: Extremely rare vintage Comme des Garçons black wool lightweight gabardine frock coat, dating to 1982-83. Silhouette is clearly inspired by designs from the mid 1940s. Wide shoulders and nipped in waist. Triangular cut out details from underarm to waistline. Pockets to side and single pleat. Three button fastening. Fully lined in black satin. Exquisite tailoring thoughout.
Sizing: Medium UK12. Shoulders seam to seam 18". Bust 40". Waist 32". Hips 44". Length 47". Sleeve length 22"
Fabric: 100% Wool. 100% Satin
Care: Dry Clean
Vintage Comme des Garcons Black Frock Coat 1982-83
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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