Honoring the tradition of the man's suit while literally tearing it apart, Kawakubo assaults the suit, tearing at the lapels into the aftermath of a ripping, gnashing struggle. The soigné sartorial catalogue of "suitings" is rendered raw, in a Levi-Strauss sense, and brutal, basic, and visible as a fashion process.
Marking: [label] "Comme des Garçons/Homme Plus"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s," April 6, 1999–August 22, 1999.