Ensemble, Yohji Yamamoto

LONG DRESS, HALF HAT, PAIR OF BOOTS AND 5 INTERCHANGEABLE SKIN LABELS TO APPLY TO THE BARE BACK SKIN

  • Yohji Yamamoto

  • Canvas label woven on the dress, right pocket bottom, on the half hat, inside back, black on grey: "Yohji Yamamoto"
  • Ready to wear, Spring-Summer 2018
  • Linen, cotton and black silk fabric. Black cotton jersey. Silver plated metal. Black molded wool felt. Jersey cotton, lyocell and black molded polyurethane. Black rift. Black braided band. Serrated gum. Black cotton canvas. Thick black cotton twill printed white. Transparent adhesive. Thick black cotton twill printed red and white. Transparent adhesive. Red cotton canvas printed white. Transparent adhesive.
  • GAL2019.1.56.1-9
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Inspired by the many hooks that close dresses from the 16th century onwards, Yohji Yamamoto (born in 1943) uses this closure as a decoration. Since its inception, the Japanese designer has had a particular and tender interest in the back of the garment: "I can only see a passer-by, a person who disappears. I think clothes should be made from the back, not the front. »

This ensemble is completed by numerous removable claws that send a special message to the viewer who follows the back of the woman wearing them.

"I like the line of women's backs.",  says Yohji Yamamoto in 2011. "I always look at their silhouettes in the street. I'm in pursuit of a silhouette. If she turns around, it's all over. Really finished. That's why I'm pursuing his back silhouette."

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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson