Commes des Garçons handknit black knit dress

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Black handmade, knit dress with loose and irregular knit creating a messy fringe effect. asymmetrical sleeves length.


Comme des Garçons, French for "like boys", is a Japanese fashion label headed by Rei Kawakubo, who is also its sole owner.


The label was started in Tokyo by Rei Kawakubo in 1969[1] and established as a company in Japan in 1973. Comme des Garçons became successful in Japan throughout the 1970s and a men's line was added in 1978. 1981 saw Comme des Garçons' debut show in Paris which created a storm of controversy for its predominant use of black and distressed fabrics. Throughout the 1980s, Comme des Garçons's clothes were often destroyed.

After the Paris debut, Comme des Garçons had an exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1986 consisting of photographs taken by Peter Lindbergh. 2005 saw an exhibition in Shinjuku, Tokyo of Comme Des Garçons advertising and graphic design.

Comme des Garçons collections are designed in the Comme des Garçons studio in Aoyama, Tokyo and are made in Japan, France and Turkey.

The 1997 spring/summer collection, often referred to the 'lumps and bumps' collection, which contained fabric in bulk and balls on the garments. This led to a collaboration, also in 1997, between Rei Kawakubo and New York-based choreographer Merce Cunningham called 'Scenario'.

The 2006 autumn/winter collection dealt with the concept of the 'persona', the different ways we present ourselves to the world. Fusing tailored menswear with more feminine elements such as corsets and flower printed dress fabrics, 'Persona' was another collection that combined the feminine with the masculine by Comme des Garçons.

Junya Watanabe and, as of recently, Tao Kurihara have started their own sub-labels under the Comme des Garçons name to much acclaim. Both were also involved in designing for the casual women's knitwear line 'Comme des Garçons Tricot'.

Comme des Garçons have collaborated with various other labels over the years including Levi's, Speedo, Nike, Moncler, Lacoste, Cutler and Gross, Chrome Hearts,
Hammerthor. S. N. S. Herning, Louis Vuitton and many others. Comme des Garçons and H&M collaborated on a collection which was released in the fall of 2008.

further measurements

Neck opening – 17”

Length – 41”

Width – 25” x 2

Left sleeve Shoulder to hem – 11”

Left sleeve width opening – 17”

Right sleeve shoulder to hem -22”

Right sleeve width opening – 9”
Commes des Garçons
Place of Origin
20th Century
Material Notes
Excellent condition
41 in. L
104 cm L
Marked Size
L - Free (US)
50 in. (127 cm)
50 in. (127 cm)
50 in. (127 cm)
41 in. (104 cm)
Dealer Location
Los Angeles, CA
Number of Items
Reference Number
The Way We Wore
334 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90036
(323) 688-3675
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