Wedding dress, Yohji Yamamoto (Japanese, born Yokohama, 1943), a) cotton, nylon, silk; b) cotton, nylon, Japanese

Wedding dress

Yohji Yamamoto (Japanese, born Yokohama, 1943)
spring/summer 2000
a) cotton, nylon, silk; b) cotton, nylon
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"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "blog.mode: addressing fashion," December 18, 2007–April 13, 2008.

Cincinnati Art Museum. "Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns," October 9, 2010–January 30, 2011.