Detail: Classic vintage Yohji Yamamoto black halter-neck evening dress from his SS 2004 collection, constructed from a soft lightweight rayon fabric with exposed grosgrain ribbon trim. Irregular hemline, weighted slightly to one side with a small strip of grosgrain ribbon; unfinished raw edging. Zip fastening along with hook and eye to side. Single oversized pocket features to hip. Unlined.
Condition: Near Perfect
Sizing: UK8-12. Bust upto 34 inches. Waistline upto 30 inches. Hips 38 inches. Length from top of neck starp to hemline 54 inches.
Fabric: 100% Rayon with grosgrain trim
Care: Specilaist Dry Clean
Vintage Yohji Yamamoto Black Halter-neck Evening Dress 2004.
Born in Tokyo in 1943. After completing a degree in law, Yohji Yamamoto turned his attentions to fashion by working with his mother and graduating from Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo in 1969. In the same year, he started the Yamamoto label. His international success came in 1981, when he showed in Paris. His oversized black, distressed and deconstructed collection caused a sensation. His work was compared to that of Rei Kawakubo but his approach is in fact quite different. For Yamamoto, a continuing love affair with black is intended to focus the viewer’s attention on the cut and proportions with no distraction. For over thirty years, Yohji Yamamoto has replied heavy on the relationship that exists between the garment and wearer. He revels in asymmetry - for him this is a thing of beauty. Imperfections, creatively inspire him. He wants to see scars, failure, disorder and distortions in his work which, is entirely individual and highly complex, and there is no doubt that his influence is everywhere.
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