Dress, Anrealage


  • Anrealage

  • Label on the woven cloth dress, inside back neck left side, white on black:"[framed][logo] ANREALAGE /[inverted logo] ANREALAGE[inverted] ANREALAGE[inverted]". Monogram of ANREALAGE on the twill of the off-white cupro shoulder pads.
  • Ready to wear, Spring-Summer 2016, "REFLECT" collection
  • Off-white cotton canvas coated with off-white but violet, blue, green and yellow photosensitive polyurethane prisms in the light of a photographic flash. Off-white monogrammed twill, polyester padding.
  • GAL2019.4.2.1 à 10
  • Donation of Anrealage – Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

This dress made from six motorcycle jackets inlaid with kaleidoscope is at first sight made of a simple off-white cotton canvas. But once illuminated by a telephone flash, the shimmering colours of the photosensitive prints appear.

When he creates, Kunihiko Morinaga thinks as little as possible about the body. Guided by a unique research axis, he chose a conceptual fashion presentation whose performative structure recalls those of Hussein Chalayan or Martin Margiela. However, through these advanced technological devices, ANREALAGE seems to question our society and its uses. For this collection presented at the Salle Melpomène of the Ecole nationale des beaux-arts de Paris on 29 September 2015, Morinaga makes the telephone, an omnipresent instrument of everyday life, the exclusive intermediary between the public and his creations. With their heads caught in large 3D headphones to hear the music of the show, the audience plunged into darkness had to photograph the models with the flashes of their phones to discover their prints. ANREALAGE immerses the audience in an allegory, that of current fashion presentations where, for nearly 10 years now, trained laptops have been the silent ovations of an ultra-connected audience

This dress questions the photophobia of fashion museums, the exhibition of textile heritage being dictated according to strict criteria and a low light exposure, limited to 50 LUX.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson