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2007 Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons White Layered Tulle Skirt


An exquisite fashion find, this Comme des Garçons skirt is a uniquely pretty take on avant-garde design. Part of the Japanese label’s spring/summer 2007 collection, it was inspired by Cubism, according to founder Rei Kawakubo. But the ballerina’s tutu had to be on her mind, too. Crafted from white tulle, the skirt floats ethereally from the waist to below the knees in layers and layers that conceal and reveal the human form beneath.

Additional layers of the wispy netting, which are finished with ruffles and gathers, lend volume and feminine flourish where least expected. The asymmetrical hemline enhances the imperfect perfection—a signature of Kawakubo’s and one of the many reasons she is only the second living person to be honored by an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. A red take on this skirt is featured in the exhibition book, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, another testament to its importance, collectability and remarkable beauty.

Size estimate: S/M Measurements

Waist: 28 inches

Hips: free

Length: 34 inches

This Comme des Garçons skirt from the spring/summer 2007 collection is in excellent condition. It is tailored from white tulle into an ankle-length asymmetrical silhouette. The tulle is layered, with inset gathered and ruffled panels at the front and back. The interior waist is backed with a white canvas ribbon, which includes a hook closure at the side. 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.

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