KCIDigital Archives

The KCI Digital Archives on the KCI website presents image and text information for the objects in the collection, arranged in chronological order.


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Spring/Summer 1998

Yohji Yamamoto
Yohji Yamamoto
Yohji Yamamoto
White silk and wool mix satin; twisted fabrics continued to shoulder straps.
Inventory Number(s)
AC9690 98-19A

An elegant long dress with a beautiful décolletage, relies not on darts or cuts. Instead on a method of twisting and wrapping the fabric as it follows the contours of the body, Yohji Yamaoto sculpted the shape of a female figure. It is a typical example of his work, showcasing his extraordinary skills in dressmaking.
The twist of fabric around the body is reminiscent of a designer's unfinished process of draping on a dress form. It is also one of the characteristics of Yohji Yamamoto, who has a highly-developed urban sense.