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.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
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.