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label: Issey Miyake (black on white) label: Sample / No. IM36-FH208 / Size: Model / Quality: Cotton 100% / I.M.I Made in Japan backside label: IML-P57 (inside purple circle sticker) / [Japanese text]
L: 57 7/8 in. (back neck to hem)
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Purchased with funds provided by Dorit Paul, Dee Garrett, Catie Lichtenauer, Kay Koch and Liz Kraft Meek
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Not Currently On View

This dress is a brilliant example of how Miyake transformed simple lengths of fabric to create a visually complex dress. The dress was constructed by gathering and draping bias-cut strips of cotton and crisscrossing them around the front and back of the bodice. Wider strips attached to the waistline cascade down the dress to form a long, open handkerchief-like skirt.

(Junnaa & Thomi Wroblewski Ltd., London, England); puchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2009.
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