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2009/13/1 Ballet slipper shoes (pair), Spring / Summer 2005, womens, leather / elastic, designed by Rei Kawakubo, made by Comme des Garcons, Japan, 2005. Click to enlarge.

Pair of womens ballet slipper shoes by Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons

Designed
Rei Kawakubo (born 1942) is widely acknowledged as one of the world's most original and influential fashion designers. She studied literature and fine arts at the University of Keio and worked for several years in an advertising department as a stylist before launching her women's wear line Comme des Garçons in Japan in 1969. Worldwide recognition followed her first Paris parade in 1981 which she presented with Yohji Yamamoto.

Right from the start of her career, Kawakubo has continually …

Summary

Object No.

2009/13/1

Object Statement

Ballet slipper shoes (pair), Spring / Summer 2005, womens, leather / elastic, designed by Rei Kawakubo, made by Comme des Garcons, Japan, 2005

Physical Description

Pair of cream wet look leather ballet slipper style shoes with broad black elastic shoe strap and black elastic bow trim on vamp.

Production

Notes

These shoes were designed by Rei Kawakubo for the Comme des Garçons Spring Summer 2005 ready to wear collection.

History

Notes

Rei Kawakubo graduated from Keio University in 1964. Dissatisfied with the clothing available and despite a lack of formal fashion training, she introduced the Comme des Garçons (which, in French, means: 'Like some boys') label and started production of women's wear in 1969.

Since the launch of her Comme des Garçons collection in Paris in 1981, Rei Kawakubo has been recognised as a leading avante-garde designer of international fashion and her clothes have been celebrated for their ability to challenge traditional notions of feminine allure in women's dress.

Source

Credit Line

Ex Museum Stock, 2009

Acquisition Date

29 January 2009

Cite this Object

Harvard

Pair of womens ballet slipper shoes by Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 May 2021, <https://ma.as/378395>

Wikipedia

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