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Wedding dress

Designer:
Yohji Yamamoto (Japanese, born Yokohama, 1943)
Date:
spring/summer 2000
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
a) cotton, nylon, silk; b) cotton, nylon
Dimensions:
Length at CF (a): 63 in. (160 cm) Length at CB (b): 41 1/4 in. (104.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Minori Shironishi, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.573.8a, b
Not on view
Executed in a cotton muslin, this wedding dress is emblematic of Yamamoto's deconstructive eye; the typical patterning fabric evokes the silhouette of a work-in-progress, and the designer's large basting seam stitches complete this transitional, unfinished aesthetic. Yamamoto poetically fuses brash, hasty underpinnings with couture detail to produce a garment that is at once modern and traditionally elegant. Both dramatic and absurd, the dress connotes the formality of the runway but the comfort of the boudoir.
Marking: a,b) [label] "Yohji Yamamoto"
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