Detail: Rare vintage Comme des Garcons double layered suspender skirt in black wool suiting fabric from the CDG 1990 AW collection. See collection film reference. Ingenious construction. A singular full length fabric tube folds back on itself, creating two layers. The first with semi-high waistline, and the second waistline sitting around the upper hipline when suspenders are worn at full length. The suspenders are worn as a halter-neck but can also be worn as a sash. The suspenders are permanently attached.The first attached to the upper waist level, the second attached to the lower waist level. The construction is intricate, complex and wonderfully innovative. First layer is fully lined.
Period: 1990 (AW)
Condition: Excellent / near perfect
Sizing: Extra Small UK8. Waist - first layer upto 27 inches. Waist - second layer upto 35 inches. Hips 37 inches. Length - skirt 24 inches / with suspenders 40 inches
Fabric: 100% Wool
Care: Dry Clean
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'. Vintage Comme des Garcons Double Layered Suspender Skirt 1990.
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