Outfit by Jun Takahashi

For his spring 2005 collection, Jun Takahashi paid homage to Czech visual artist Jan Svankmajer and his film Alice (1987), an eerie, surreal interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. In Svankmajer’s film, Alice inhabits a nightmarish world of rotting furniture, stuffed animal corpses, and malevolent antique dolls. Taking his cue from the film’s decaying domestic environment, Takahashi created Edwardian style dresses in lace, silk and tulle layered and meticulously ripped and sewn an...

Summary

2005/112/1
Outfit, womens, consisting of a dress, gloves, slip, tights and shoes, polyester/ cotton/ nylon/ rayon/ rubber/ brass, designed by Jun Takahashi for the Undercover label, "but beautiful 11 homage to Jan Svankmajer" collection, Japan, Spring Summer 2005

Consists of a woman's outfit including a dress, gloves, tights and shoes. The dress is made in an Edwardian style from pale blue cotton and lace and has been sewn, ripped and cut to appear cracked and decayed. The gloves are made from pale green lace with metal eyeball and flower attachments. The shoes are decorated with beige and yellow lace and have a patterned motif rubber sole. The tights are made from black nylon and have maroon stitching running along the back of the legs.

Production

The outfit was designed by Jun Takahashi for his Undercover label in 2004 for the "but beautiful 11 homage to Jan Svankmajer" collection of Spring Summer 2005.
Takahashi, Jun 2004

History

The outfit was purchased via the Tokyo press officer of Undercover.
2005
Undercover

Source

Purchased 2005
3 May, 2005

Cite this Object

Outfit by Jun Takahashi 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 June 2017, <https://ma.as/351720>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/351720 |title=Outfit by Jun Takahashi |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=28 June 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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