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94/276/1 Jacket, 'Dinosaur', silk / cardboard, by Issey Miyake Inc, Japan, 1991. Click to enlarge.

'Dinosaur' jacket by Issey Miyake Inc

Designed
Jacket, 'Dinosaur', silk, Issey Miyake Inc, Japan, 1991.

Long sleeve short jacket made of black silk. The jacket opens at centre front with large roll lapels and collar that is cut to stand up behind the head. The collar and sleeves are folded and pressed in such a way to create a zig zag line on the outer edge of the collar and along the top of the sleeve. The jacket is unlined and has no fastenings.

Summary

Object No.

94/276/1

Object Statement

Jacket, 'Dinosaur', silk / cardboard, by Issey Miyake Inc, Japan, 1991

Physical Description

Jacket, 'Dinosaur', silk, Issey Miyake Inc, Japan, 1991.

Long sleeve short jacket made of black silk. The jacket opens at centre front with large roll lapels and collar that is cut to stand up behind the head. The collar and sleeves are folded and pressed in such a way to create a zig zag line on the outer edge of the collar and along the top of the sleeve. The jacket is unlined and has no fastenings.

Marks

White fabric label: `ISSEY MIYAKE'. White fabric label: `BERGDORF/GOODMAN/ON THE PLAZA/NEW YORK. White fabric label: `MADE IN JAPAN/FABRIQUE AU JAPON/NO-IM17-FD006/SIZE/TAILLE M/QUALITY QUALITE/100% SILK/SOIE/...washing instructions.../PRODUCT OF ISSEY MIYAKE INC. White cardboard swing tag: `ISSEY MIYAKE - reverse - No 1M17-FD006/SIZE/TAILLE M/COLOUR NO/COULEUR NO 26/MADE IN JAPAN * FABRIQUE AU JAPON/PRODUCT OF ISSEY MIYAKE INC.'

Dimensions

Width

455 mm

Production

Notes

Miyake is a leading international fashion designer whose clothes are often inspired by Japanese tradition and culture. The origami inspired design takes a culturally specific idiom and translates it into an international form.

This jacket was designed for commercial production for Miyake's spring/summer range in 1991. The cut is simple yet complex based on origami Japanese folding techniques. He uses silk gazar. This is appropriate for this garment as the fabric combines qualities of delicacy with a gentle stiffness which is required to maintain the folded fabric form.

History

Notes

The jacket was purchased by Martin Kamer from the Miyake showrooms in New York in 1991 for his personal collection.
The jacket has a Bergdorf Goodman label. Martin Kamer purchased the jacket from the Miyake showrooms in Bergdorf Goodman department store.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1994

Acquisition Date

20 December 1994

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Dinosaur' jacket by Issey Miyake Inc 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2021, <https://ma.as/141310>

Wikipedia

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