Designer Issey Miyake Japanese
Textile design by Yasumasa Morimura Japanese

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Issey Miyake launched his Pleats Please line in 1993. To create the line, he used a patented process called "garment pleating" that involves pleating clothes rather than textiles. The process entails constructing garments at two or three times their intended size, then precisely folding, ironing, and lacing the sewn ensembles, sandwiched between paper, into a heat press. The finished garments are permanently pleated and can be washed and dried without losing shape. Miyake launched the Pleats Please Guest Artist series in 1996 with contemporary Japanese photographer Yasumasa Morimura. This dress features a collage by Morimura of the artist wearing red mesh and a nude female figure from the Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres painting "La Source" (1856).

Dress, Issey Miyake (Japanese, 1938–2022), polyester, Japanese

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