Detail: Vintage Comme des Garcons 'Noir' black crepe evening ensemble, with sleeve cuffs and skirt hemline trimmed in faux fur. The blouse is cut in a straight box style with dropped shoulder seam. The blouse is unlined. The skirt is also straight with back kick vent and fully lined in satin. Skirt fastening with zipper and button to reverse waistline. We have used a vintage Alaia black leather belt to illustrate styling options. This is available for sale separately.
Condition: Excellent / Near Perfect
Blouse: Bust upto 39". Waist upto 36". Dropped shoulder seam to seam 19". Sleeve length from shoulder seam to cuff 21". Length 28".
Vintage Comme des Garcons 'Noir' Faux Fur Trimmed Evening Ensemble 1991
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.
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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