Saturday, December 29, 2012

Issey Miyake 1975

In a very grainy You Tube video, you can see Diana Vreeland's well lacquered coiffed head air kissing Issey Miyake after his triumphant debut in New York.  Miyake was exploring the idea of working with "one piece of cloth".  He showed a jumpsuit...

which was sculptural...

and explored the idea of fashion that was neither "East" or "West".

Miyake worked with the idea of the body, movement and cloth...

I was thrilled to find this important and early piece from Issey Miyake and I really think it perfectly  exemplifies what the Met Museum said of the triumvirate group of Japanese designers: Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo, " a strive toward  theatricality, visual splendor and organic movement."

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