An elegant long dress with a beautiful décolletage, relies not on darts or cuts. Instead on a method of twisting and wrapping the fabric as it follows the contours of the body, Yohji Yamaoto sculpted the shape of a female figure. It is a typical example of his work, showcasing his extraordinary skills in dressmaking.
The twist of fabric around the body is reminiscent of a designer's unfinished process of draping on a dress form. It is also one of the characteristics of Yohji Yamamoto, who has a highly-developed urban sense.


  • Title: Dress
  • Creator: Yohji Yamamoto
  • Fashion House: Yohji Yamamoto
  • Label: Yohji Yamamoto
  • Manufacturer: Yohji Yamamoto
  • Date Created: Spring/Summer 1998
  • Season: Spring / Summer 1998
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
  • Rights: Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • Medium: White silk and wool mix satin; twisted fabrics continued to shoulder straps.

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