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Collectors Issey Miyake Fall 1999 Documented Metallic Black Dress
Futuristic designer Issey Miyake has mastered the technique of creating sculptural works of art in cloth. His innovative pattern cutting and signature use of micro pleating give his garments a unique form. As one of the earliest designers to take on this style of fashion, Miyake is held in high regard as a pioneer of these creative, out-of-this-world fashions.
From the 1999 Fall collection, this rare collector’s dress is also archival Issey, making it an even more exclusive find. Done in a metallic black pleated fabric that has a nice sheen, this sensational dress juxtaposes classic and fantastical design elements to deliver an iconic look that transcends fashion trends. The accordion pleated fabric offers a nice contrast of texture throughout while lending this sculptural masterpiece extra gravitas and a satisfying visual movement of its own.
Bust: 30 - stretched to 36 inches
Waist: 28-34 inches
Length: 50 inches at the longest point
The dress begins with a narrow V neckline and long sleeves that reach the wrists in angular cuffs. A slit at each side of the neck allows the fabric at the neckline to fold open to create a wide revealing collar, allowing for versatile styling. The phenomenal midi-length skirt fans out from a drop waist to create a wide angular shape that is reminiscent of a spinning top before tapering inward to hug the knees, creating a fascinating Avant Garde silhouette.
The back of the bodice mirrors the front of the dress, creating a pleasing symmetry that continues throughout and helps balance the dramatic shape of the skirt. An unforgettable addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this rare archival Issey Miyake dress is a collector’s dream and is the perfect choice for a wedding, gala, or special occasion.
This vintage Issey Miyake dress is unlined and simply slips on over the head for easy wear. In excellent condition, it has been professionally eco-dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.