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evening dress

Yohji Yamamoto, Designer (Japanese, 1943-)


The dresses from Yohji Yamamoto’s spring/summer 1998 collection showed an ingenious way of draping, twisting and knotting fabric. Yamamoto achieved this by using the cloth in the direction that it was woven, along the straight grain of the fabric instead of on the bias. The same fabric was twisted and knotted to create a more dynamic sculptural effect.

(Beverley Birks), New York, New York; purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2010

Object Information

designer
Yohji Yamamoto (Japanese, 1943-)
creation date
1998
materials
polyester
dimensions
L: 52 13/16 in. (front neck to hem)
L: 48 1/8 in. (back neck to hem)
mark descriptions
Yohji Yamamoto/ Made in Japan/ M
accession number
2010.37
credit line
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crane Fund
copyright
© Yohji Yamamoto Inc.
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts