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Issey Miyake Fête Silver Grey Pleats Midi Dress, Spring 2008


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 Issey Miyake Spring 2008 collection, this beautiful Avant Garde dress is done in a silver-grey pleated fabric. The dress presents a playful and sophisticated aesthetic throughout as the fabric is arranged in tiers of vertical fin-like folds that extend from the bust to the asymmetric hem of the skirt, creating sinuous columns that give this dress a unique visual movement of its own. The horizontal seams of the tiers are fitted with elastic throughout, providing extra stretch while highlighting the fascinating sculptural qualities of this dress.

The dress begins with a simple gathered neckline and incredible angular sleeves that fan outward from the shoulders in pleated arcs. The elegant sleeves hug the upper arms like a wrap or a shawl, allowing the horizontal pleats to create an unbroken line from shoulder to shoulder. Small openings beneath each arm allow for greater ease of movement while lending this dress a unique risqué element that is best appreciated when viewed from the side.


Size estimate: XS/SML

Bust: 30 unstretched can stretch up to 36 inches

Waist: 28 - 32 inches

Hips: Full

Length: 43 inches

The dress culminates in a magnificent bell-shaped skirt with a curving hem that falls in a spiraling asymmetric flounce below the knee at one side of the dress, adding a satisfying note of drama that balances the theatrical shoulders. A head-turning selection from the Issey Miyake Fête line, this incredible dress is meant for the spotlight 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. The nature of the fabric allows for a generous amount of stretch, and is able to accommodate a range of sizes, but is best suited as small/medium. In excellent condition, this dress 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.

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