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Dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1970s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Miyake, Issey, born 1938 (designer)
    Yokoo, Tadanori, born 1936 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed silk

  • Credit Line:

    Anonymous gift.

  • Museum number:

    T.154-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress or kaftan made of a large rectangle of silk fabric sewn at two sides to a large square of fabric of the same width. Rectangle of fabric sewn up along the top seam, leaving a slit open for the wrist. Square of fabric left open along the top seam. Bottom seam left open. Rectangle printed with white, purple, pink and blue 'pastel' effect stripes. Square printed with assorted creatures and motifs: fish, griffon, wild boar, seashell, turtle, Hindu deities (including Shiva and Ganesh), Buddha, and the nine-headed cobra.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1970s (made)

Artist/maker

Miyake, Issey, born 1938 (designer)
Yokoo, Tadanori, born 1936 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed silk

Marks and inscriptions

'issey miyake / paris'
Label inside garment

'100% / SOIE / SILK / SEIDE / MADE IN FRANCE'
Fabric content tag

'issey miyake'
Designer signature in one corner of square fabric

'TADANORI YOKOO'
Artist signature in opposite corner of square fabric

Dimensions

Length: 113 cm, Width: 172 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: Earliest example of an Issey Miyake garment in collection

Descriptive line

Dress or kaftan made of printed silk, designed by Issey Miyake, textile designed by Tadanori Yokoo, Paris, 1970s

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Printed

Subjects depicted

Griffins; Turtle; Shell; Lotus flowers; Flowers; Peahen; Nine-headed cobra; Fish; Wild boar

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Textiles

Production Type

Ready to wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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