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1997 COMME DES GACONS black 'lumps and bumps' runway dress

$2,750

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Very rare 'bump' dress designed by Rei Kawakubo for the highly sought after 'body meets dress, dress meets body', lumps and bumps collection, exactly as seen on the Spring 1997 runway. Dress spirals around the body leaving a 'bump' on the lower hip which is then meant to be filled. Dresses from this collection are incredibly rare and one of Comme Des Garcons most sought after collections. Labeled a size 'S'. Measurements are impossible to take but there is stretch to the fabric. Dress looks equally great worn unpadded. Slips on over the head. Fabric content: 69% polynos, 18% nylon and 13% polyurethane. Made in Japan. Excellent condition (padding not included).

Details

  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: JP S (JP)
  • Place of Origin
    Japan
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Fabric content: 69% polynos, 18% nylon and 13% polyurethane.
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Light wear to fabric. Padding is not included.
  • Seller Location
    San Fransisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU8112336752

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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Oakland, CA
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    This item cannot be returned.

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Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons is one of the world’s most innovative and trailblazing fashion brands, helmed by its inimitable founder, Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo (b. 1942), who has a penchant for breaking fashion and cultural norms. The only living designer apart from Yves Saint Laurent to have a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, Kawakubo has permanently changed fashion with designs that challenge traditional ideas of beauty with a creative and transgressive exuberance.After studying art and literature at Keio University in Tokyo, Kawakubo worked as a freelance stylist before establishing her own label in 1973, opening her first store in Tokyo in 1975. Kawakubo has since been instrumental in pioneering many concepts now familiar in contemporary fashion. One of her most iconic moves was her introduction of androgynous styles (Comme des Garçons means “like the boys” in French) with asymmetrical, twisted silhouettes that envelope the body. While she told the New York Times that the “basics of clothing lie in men’s fashion,” Kawakubo believes in the concept of humanness in clothes, such as titling her spring 1995 show “Transcending Gender.” In the 1970s, when color-blocking was the norm, Kawakubo stuck to her monochromatic color palette dominated by shades of black with uncompromising dedication, although with evocative and powerful use of red and white.Comme des Garçons is also known for an often shocking take on fashion. Deconstructed tailoring, violently slashed fabric and sculptural shapes are some themes that run through the brand’s collections, but Kawakubo never explains the meaning of her conceptual pieces, which fall somewhere between art and fashion. Even though the brand has more commercial offshoots like PLAY, known by the iconic heart motif with eyes, the premier men’s line Homme Plus and the multilabel Dover Street Market that opened in 2004, the essence of Comme des Garçons remains Kawakubo’s otherworldly and undefinable creations, which are impossible to ignore.Find vintage Comme des Garçons shirts, jackets, day dresses and other clothing on 1stDibs.
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