Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket 1981
Pirates collection, autumn–winter 1981–82
wool, horn
61.0 cm (centre back), 48.5 cm (sleeve length)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2008 (2008.236)

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket 1981
Pirates collection, autumn–winter 1981–82
wool, cotton, plastic (fastenings)
70.0 cm (centre back), 49.0 cm (sleeve length)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress, gaiters and shoes 1981
Indigo Dye and Twist collection, spring–summer 1982
linen, leather, rubber, cotton, cotton (laces)
a) 123.0 cm (centre back), 54.0 cm (width) (dress); b–c) 44.0 x 15.0 x 0.2 cm (each) (gaiters); d–e) 8.0 x 8.0 x 25.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Coat, funnel neck top and skirt 1982
Holes collection, autumn–winter 1982–83
wool, metal, plastic (fastenings)
a) 124.0 cm (centre back), 76.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat); b) 65.5 cm (centre back), 40.5 cm (sleeve length) (top); c) 72.0 cm (centre back), 30.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jumper, top, skirt and pouch 1982
Holes collection, autumn–winter 1982–83
wool, cotton, metal (fastenings), synthetic leather
a) 71.0 cm (sleeve length), 67.0 cm (centre back) (jumper); b) 48.0 cm (sleeve length), 82.0 cm (centre back) (top); c) 28.0 cm (waist, flat), 76.5 cm (centre back) (skirt); (d) 26.0 x 47.5 x 0.2 cm (pouch)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket 1982
Patchworks and X collection, spring–summer 1983
cotton, plastic (buttons)
30.5 cm (centre back), 50.0 cm (sleeve length)
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Takamasa Takahashi, Fellow, 2005 (2005.369)

Shirt and skirt 1982
Patchworks and X collection, spring–summer 1983
cotton, plastic (buttons)
a) 76.5 cm (centre back), 49.0 cm (sleeve length) (shirt); b) 76.5 cm (centre back), 31.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Takamasa Takahashi, Fellow, 2005 (2005.370.a-b)

Boots 1982
Patchworks and X collection, spring–summer 1983
leather, rubber, metal (fastenings)
12.5 x 9.0 x 24.5 cm (each) (boots)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Top, sweater and pants 1983
Gloves, Skirts, Quilted Big Coats collection, autumn–winter 1983–84
wool, nylon, plastic (fastenings), leather, rubber
a) 71.5 cm (centre back), 70.0 cm (sleeve length) (top); b) 65.0 cm (centre back), 48.5 cm (sleeve length) (sweater); c) 31.5 cm (waist, flat), 58.5 cm (outer leg)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Coat, top, skirt and hat 1984
Twist, Silk + Jersey, Knits (Patchworks) collection, autumn–winter 1984–85
wool, cotton, rayon
a) 92.0 cm (centre back), 48.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat); b) 76.0 cm (centre back), 58.0 cm (sleeve length) (top); c) 29.0 cm (waist flat), 85.0 cm (centre back) (skirt); d) 9.5 x 24.0 x 27.0 cm (hat)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress 1985
Bias Cutting collection, spring–summer 1986
polyester, plastic (buttons)
119.0 cm (centre back), 39.0 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2019 (2019.414)

Hat 1985
Bias Cutting collection, spring–summer 1986
nylon, cotton
11.0 x 33.0 x 41.0 cm
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942


Dress 1985
Bias Cutting collection, spring–summer 1986
nylon, polyester, cotton, polyurethane
101.0 cm (centre back), 33.0 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2019 (2019.415)

Hat 1985
Bias Cutting collection, spring–summer 1986
nylon
7.0 x 23.0 x 25.0 cm
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Coat and pants 1986
Bonding collection, autumn–winter 1986–87
wool, nylon, metal, plastic (fastenings)
a) 97.0 cm (centre back), 60.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat); b) 34.0 cm (waist, flat), 59.0 cm (inner leg) 91.0 cm (outer leg) (pants)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2019 (2019.417.a-b)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, skirt and skirt 1986
Bonding collection, autumn–winter 1986–87
wool, plastic (fastening)
a) 73.5 cm (centre back), 57.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 81.5cm (centre back) 32.5 cm (waist flat) (skirt); c) 95.0 cm (centre back) 32.0 cm (waist flat) (over skirt)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019

Hat 1986
Bonding collection, autumn–winter 1986–87
wool
15 x 22.5 x 27.0 cm
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket and skirt 1987
Frontless, Lamé, Sequins collection, spring–summer 1988
wool, rayon, nylon, polyester, metal (fastenings)
a) 93.0cm (centre back), 55.5cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 67.0 cm (centre back), 34.0 cm (waist flat) (skirt)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019

Hat and shoes 1987
Frontless, Lamé, Sequins collection, spring–summer 1988
wool, rayon, nylon, polyester, metal (fastenings), leather
a) 20.0 x 36.0 x 26.0 cm (hat); b–c) 16.5 x 8.0 x 22.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Coat and dress 1988
Red is Black collection, autumn–winter 1988–99
wool, plastic (fastenings)
a) 34.0 cm (centre back), 56.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat); b) 111.0 cm (centre back), 48.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019

Shoes 1988
Red is Black collection, autumn–winter 1988–99
leather
11.0 x 8.5 x 23.0 cm
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, bow and skirt 1998
Movement collection, spring–summer 1989
wool, polyester, triacetate, plastic fastenings
a) 56.5 cm (centre back), 52.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 79.5 cm (centre back), 30.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt); c) 147.0 x 24.5 x 0.5 cm (bow)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo,(designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress and vest 1989
Refresh the Spirits collection, spring–summer 1990
wool, plastic, metal (fastenings)
a) 117.0 cm (centre back), 39.5 cm (waist, flat) (dress); b) 71.0 x 48.0 x 0.1 cm (vest)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress 1991
Unfinished collection, spring–summer 1992
wool, metal (fastenings)
142.5 cm (centre back), 39.5 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2019 (2019.421)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, bodysuit, skirt, leggings and boots 1991
Chic Punk collection, autumn–winter 1991–92
wool, PVC, synthetic fabric, nylon, polyurethane, plastic, leather, metal (fastenings)
a) 70.0 cm (centre back), 59.5 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 74.0 cm (centre front), 33.5 cm (waist, flat) (bodysuit); c) 94.0 cm (centre back), 34.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt); d) 103.0 x 29.0 cm (leggings); e–f) 24.5 x 9.5 x 25.0 cm (each) (boots)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Coat, coat, top, skirt, belt, hat and shoes 1992
Lilith collection, autumn–winter 1992–93
wool, cupro, metal, acrylic, polyester, nylon, leather, rubber, plastic (fastenings)
a) 108.0 cm (centre back), 62.5 cm (sleeve length) (coat); b) 140.0 cm (centre back), 57.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat); c) 74.0 cm (centre back), 55.0 cm (sleeve length) (top); d) 108.0 cm (centre back), 46.0 cm (waist flat) (skirt); e) 1.7 x 83.5 x 0.5 cm (belt); f) 25.5 cm x 22.0 x 1.5 cm (hat); g–h) 12.0 x 9.0 x 24.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo, (designer)
Japan born 1942

Shirt dress, dress and shoes 1993
Synergy collection, autumn–winter 1993–94
rayon, cupro, wool, leather, rubber, cotton (laces)
a) 120.0 cm (centre back), 39.0 cm (waist, flat) (shirt dress); b) 121.0 cm (centre back,) 46.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); c–d) 18.0 x 9.5 x 27.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress 1993
Eccentric collection, spring–summer 1994
polyester, cupro, elastic
145.0 cm (centre back), 33.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019

Shoes 1993
Eccentric collection, spring–summer 1994
cotton (canvas), cotton (velour), rubber, metal (fastenings)
15.5 x 9.0 x 26.0 cm
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Overdress, dress and shoes 1993
Eccentric collection, spring–summer 1994
curpo, polyester
a) 130.5 cm (centre back), 39.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); b) 139.0 cm (centre back), 40.0 cm (waist, flat) (overdress); c–d) 15.5 x 9.0 x 26.0 cm (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Top and pants 1994
Metamorphosis collection, autumn–winter 1994–95
wool, nylon, cupro, metal (fastenings), plastic (fastenings)
(a) 61.0 (sleeve length), 42.0 cm (centre back) (top); (b) 40.0 cm (waist, flat), 115.0 cm (outer leg) (pants)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019

Hat and shoes 1994
Metamorphosis collection, autumn–winter 1994–95
a) 26.5 x 23.5 x 26.0 cm (hat); b–c) 9.5 x 10.0 x 26.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket and skirt 1995
Sweeter than Sweet collection, autumn–winter 1995–96
wool, metal (fastenings), plastic (fastenings)
(a) 62.0 cm (sleeve length), 58.0 cm (centre back) (jacket); (b) 29.0 cm (waist, flat), 48.0 cm (centre back) (skirt)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Coat and dress 1996
Flowering Clothes collection, autumn–winter 1996–97
polyester, cotton
a) 106.0 cm (centre back), 77.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat); b) 132.5 cm (centre back), 51.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Takamasa Takahashi, Fellow, 2005 (2005.374.a-b)

Shoes 1996
Flowering Clothes collection, autumn–winter 1996–97
leather, rubber, cotton (laces)
9.0 x 10.5 x 29.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Tokyo established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress 1996
Body Meets Dress–Dress Meets Body collection, spring–summer 1997
cotton, polyester, nylon tulle
122.0 cm (centre back), 47.4 cm (waist, flat)
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Takamasa Takahashi 2005 (2005.375)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Top 1996
Body Meets Dress–Dress Meets Body collection, spring–summer 1997
nylon, polyurethane
60.5 cm (centre back), 42.50 cm (waist, flat)
Purchased, NGV Supporters of Fashion and Textiles, 2018 (2018.1311)

Skirt 1996
Body Meets Dress–Dress Meets Body collection, spring–summer 1997
nylon, polyurethane
102.5 cm (centre back), 25.0 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.121)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Top 1996
Body Meets Dress–Dress Meets Body collection, spring–summer 1997
nylon, polyurethane, cotton, down
48.0 cm (centre back), 20.0 cm (sleeve length) (top)
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Takamasa Takahashi, Fellow, 2005 (2005.376)

Skirt 1996
Body Meets Dress–Dress Meets Body collection, spring–summer 1997
cupra, polyester
110.0 cm (centre back), 31.0 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural
Gifts Program, 2017 (2017.142)

Ballet shoes 1996
Body Meets Dress–Dress Meets Body collection, spring–summer 1997
leather, cotton, rubber (elastic)
(a–b) 7.0 x 8.7 x 24.5cm (each)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Cultural Gifts Program, 2018 (2018.851.a-b)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress 1997
Adult Punk collection, autumn–winter 1997–98
polyester, wool, cotton, metallic thread
104.0 cm (centre back), 41.5 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 (2017.144)

Shoes 1997
Adult Punk collection, autumn–winter 1997–98
leather, synthetic fabric
b–c) 9.0 x 9.5 x 25.5 cm (each) (shoes)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 (2017.143.b-c)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo, (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress, stockings and shoes 1997
Clustering Beauty collection, spring–summer 1998
silk, cotton, metal, leather, polyester
a) 123.0 cm (centre back), 47.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); b) 30.0 cm (waist, flat), 126.0 cm (outer leg) (stockings); c–d) 11.5 x 25.5 x 9.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Cultural Gifts Program, 2018 (2018.852.a-d)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Overdress and dress 1998
Fusion collection, autumn–winter 1998–99
wool, polyester, metal
a) 115.0 cm (centre back), 39.5 cm (waist, flat) (overdress); b) 39.0 cm (centre back), 36.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Cultural Gifts Program, 2018 (2018.853.a-b)

Leggings 1998
Fusion collection, autumn–winter 1998–99
wool
97.0 x 24.0 x 0.2 cm
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Cape, dress and shoes 1999
Transformed Glamour collection, autumn–winter 1999–2000
wool, lurex, plastic, cotton, leather, wood, rubber
a) 149.0 cm (centre back) 144.0 cm (hem circumference) (cape); b) 109.0 cm (centre back), 56.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); c–d) 9.0 x 11.0 x 31.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Vest, jacket, dress and shoes 2001
Hard and Forceful (Energy), autumn–winter 2000–01
cupro, nylon, wool, leather and metal (fastenings), cotton (laces)
a) 61.0 cm (centre front), 41.0 cm (width) (vest); b) 66.0 cm (centre back), 64.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); c) 113.0 cm (centre back), 39.0 cm (width) (dress); d–e)10.5 x 9.5 x 28.5 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress and shoes 2001
Beyond Taboo, autumn–winter 2001–02
polyester, nylon, rayon, leather, diamantes, metal (fastenings)
a) 102.0 cm (centre back), 38.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); b–c) 9.0 x 10.0 x 30.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress and shoes 2001
Ethnic Couture (White) collection, spring–summer 2002
leather, rubber
a) 113.0 cm (centre back), 34.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); b–c) 11.0 x 9.5 x 20.5 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress 2002 (reissue 2007)
Extreme Embellishment (Adornment) collection, spring–summer 2003
cotton, plastic zipper (fastening), metal (fastenings)
133.0 cm (centre back), 44.0 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.124)

Sandals 2002
Extreme Embellishment (Adornment) collection, spring–summer 2003
leather, metal
9.5 x 9.0 x 25.0 cm
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket and trousers 2003
Square collection, autumn–winter 2003–04
cotton, elastic, metal
a) 84.0 cm (centre back), 57.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 57.0 cm (waist, flat), 92.0 cm (outer leg) (trousers)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 (2017.147a-b)

Shoes 2003
Square collection, autumn–winter 2003–04
leather, rubber
11.5 x 10.0 x 26.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Vest, dress and skirt 2003
Square collection, autumn–winter 2003–04
cotton, rubber, leather, metal, paint, synthetic fabric
a) 84.0 cm (centre back), 50.0 cm (width) (vest); b) 130.0 cm (centre back), 32.0 cm (sleeve length) (dress); c) 73.0 cm (centre back), 41.0 cm (waist flat) (skirt); d–e) 32.0 x 10.0 x 30.0 cm (each) (boots)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Top and skirt 2003
Abstract Excellence collection, spring–summer 2004
cotton, polyester, cupra (ground), cotton (pile), triacetate
a) 56.7 cm (centre back), 43.0 cm (waist, flat) (top); b) 72.0 cm (centre back), 32.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.126.a-b)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Blazer, vest and trousers 2004
Dark Romance, Witch collection, autumn–winter 2004–05
wool, polyester, nylon, cotton, cupra, plastic, metal
a) 48.5 cm (centre back), 73.0 cm (sleeve length) (blazer); b) 46.0 cm (centre back), 37.0 cm (waist, flat) (vest); c) 37.0 cm (waist, flat), 106.0 cm (outer leg) (trousers)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019

Shoes 2004
Dark Romance, Witch collection, autumn–winter 2004–05
suede, rubber, cotton (laces)
14.0 x 9.0 x 27.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, skirt and shoes 2004
Ballerina Motorbike collection, spring–summer 2005
nylon, polyurethane, polyester, leather (patent), metal (fastenings), rubber, elastic
53.0 cm (centre back), 31.5 cm (sleeve) (jacket); 33.0 cm (waist flat), 58.0 cm (centre back) (skirt); 7.5 x 7.5 x 24.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, top and skirt 2005
Broken Bride collection, autumn–winter 2005–06
polyester, cotton, silk, rayon, cupra (lining)
(a) 49.0 cm (centre back), 58.4 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); (b) 53.5 cm (centre back), 28.5 cm (sleeve length) (top); (c) 85.0 cm (centre back), 34.4 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 (2017.148.a-c)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress 2005
Lost Empire collection, spring–summer 2006
synthetic fabric
97.0 cm (centre back), 31.5 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2019 (2019.431)

Shoes 2005
Lost Empire collection, spring–summer 2006
cotton (canvas), rubber, elastic
8.0 x 8.0 x 26.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, skirt and shoes 2005
Lost Empire collection, spring–summer 2006
cotton, wool, metal (fastenings), cotton (canvas), cotton (laces)
66.0 cm (centre back), 60.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); 37.5 cm (waist, flat) 76.5 cm (centre back) (skirt); 9.0 x 7.5 x 26.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Shirt and skirt 2005
Lost Empire collection, spring–summer 2006
polyester chiffon, plastic buttons, metal zipper, metal hooks, cotton tape
(a) 42.5 cm (centre back), 39.0 cm (flat waist) (shirt); (b) 78.0 cm (centre back), 34.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.130.a-b)

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress and shoes 2006
Cubisme collection, spring–summer 2007
wool, nylon, metal (fastenings)
122.0 cm (centre back), 38.0 cm (waist, flat); 9.0 x 9.5 x 27.5 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket and shorts 2006
Cubisme collection, spring–summer 2007
silk and wool satin, nylon, rayon, polyester chiffon, metal, plastic buttons
a) 70.0 cm (centre back), 60.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 8.0 x 100.5 cm (belt); c) 58.2 cm (outer leg), 36.3 cm (waist, flat) (shorts)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.132.a-c)

Boots 2006
Cubisme collection, spring–summer 2007
leather, metal, wood, rubber
a–b) 16.0 x 28.0 x 10.0 (each)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017(2017.151.a-b)

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, belt, overskirt and skirt 2006
Cubisme collection, spring–summer 2007
nylon (tulle), polyester (satin), metal
a) 63.0 cm (centre back), 36.0 cm (waist, flat) (jacket); b) 8.0 x 94.0 cm (belt); 79.0 cm (centre back), 30.0 cm (waist, flat) (overskirt); 78.0 cm (centre back), 34.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Coat, top, pants, socks and shoes 2007
Cacophony collection, spring–summer 2008
polyester, cotton, leather, wood, rubber, metal (buckles)
(a) 94.0 cm (centre back), 57.0 cm (sleeve length)(coat); (b) 57.0 cm (centre back), 16.0 cm (sleeve) (top); (c) 33.0 cm (waist, flat), 83.0 cm (outer leg) (pants); (d–e) 43.5 x 7.5 x 0.5 cm (each) (socks); (f–g) 14.5 x 8.5 x 21.5 cm (each) (shoes)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2019 (2019.432.a-g)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)

Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, bra, dress, hat, socks and shoes 2008
Bad Taste collection, autumn–winter 2008–09
cotton, rayon, polyester, metal, nylon, leather (patent) rubber
a) 85.0 cm (centre back), 61.0 cm (sleeve) (jacket); b) 22.5 x 65.0 cm (bra); c) 97.0 cm (centre back) 45.5 cm (width) (dress); d) 18.0 x 29.0 x 30.0 cm (hat); e–f) 34.0 x 23.0 x 0.2cm (each) (socks); g–h) 10.0 x 10.0 x 27.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Tokyo established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Top, skirt and shoes 2008
Tomorrow’s Black collection, spring–summer 2009
wool, polyester, metal (fastenings), leather, rubber
50.0 cm (centre back), 42.0 cm (width) (top); 86.0 cm (centre back) 33.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt); 10.0 x 9.5 x 27.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Tokyo established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, skirt and shoes 2009
Wonderland collection, autumn–winter 2009–10
cotton, synthetic, nylon, plastic and metal fastenings
a) 67.0 cm (centre back), 53.5 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 92.0 cm (centre back), 30.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt); c–d) 11.5 x 9.0 x 25.5 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress and belt 2009
Adult Delinquent collection, spring–summer 2010
polyester, synthetic felt, cotton (canvas), cotton (wadding), leather, metal (fastenings)
a) 160.0 cm (centre back), 36.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); b) 15.5 x 97.0 x 6.0 cm (belt)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.133.a-b)

Shoulder harness and shoes 2009
Adult Delinquent collection, spring–summer 2010
materials, leather (suede), rubber, cotton (laces)
45.0 x 37.0 x 5.0 cm (harness); 9.5 x 10.0 x 27.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, top and skirt 2009
Adult Delinquent collection, spring–summer 2010
wool, cotton, polyester, acrylic, nylon, cupro
a) 48.5 cm (centre back), 63.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 75.0 cm (centre back), 40.0 cm (waist flat) (top); c) 83.0 cm (centre back) 38.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, shorts and boots 2010
Inside Decoration collection, autumn–winter 2010–11
polyester, polyurethane, plastic, leather, rubber
a) 54.0 cm (centre back), 60.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 32.0 cm (waist, flat), 48.0 cm (outer leg) (shorts); c–d)18.0 x 12.5 x 29.0 cm (each) (boots)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket and dress 2010
No Theme (Multiple Personalities, Psychological Fear) collection, spring–summer 2011
cotton, plastic, metal
a) 78.0 cm (centre back), 62.5 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 119.0 cm (centre back), 36.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); c) 8.0 x 98.0 cm (belt)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 (2017.145.a-c)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo, (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress and sleeve 2011
Hybrid collection, autumn–winter 2011–12
silk, metal (fastening)
a) 155.0 cm (centre back), 40.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); b) 89.0 x 17.0 x 0.2 cm (sleeve length)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019

Shoes 2011
Hybrid collection, autumn–winter 2011–12
leather, rubber, cotton (laces)
12.0 x 10.0 x 28.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Half coat 2011
Hybrid collection, autumn–winter 2011–12
wool, synthetic (second-hand scarves)
109.0 cm (centre back), 70.0 cm (sleeve length)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.135)

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Half jacket 2011
Hybrid collection, autumn–winter 2011–12
wool (boiled), nylon, polyester (ties), plastic (buttons)
60.0 cm (centre back), 58.0 cm (sleeve length)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.136)

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Half jacket and shorts 2011
Hybrid collection, autumn–winter 2011–12
wool, cupro, polyester, elastic, metal (zipper), plastic (buttons)
a) 109.0 cm (centre back), 70.0 cm (sleeve length); b) 45.0 cm (waist, flat), 38.5 cm (outer leg)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.137.a-b)

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Half shorts 2011
Hybrid collection, autumn–winter 2011–12
wool
24.5 cm (waist, flat), 39.0 cm (outer leg)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.138)

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Shirt 2011
Hybrid collection, autumn–winter 2011–12
synthetic fabric (second-hand scarves), polyester, elastic, plastic (buttons)
82.0 cm (centre back), 63.0 cm (sleeve length)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.139)

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Sleeve 2011
Hybrid collection, autumn–winter 2011–12
lyocell, nylon, polyurethane, plastic zips, synthetic (second-hand scarves), cotton tape
16.0 cm (width) 75.0 cm (length)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.140)

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Top 2011
Hybrid collection, autumn–winter 2011–12
lyocell, nylon, polyurethane, plastic, synthetic fabric (second-hand scarves), cotton
66.0 cm (centre back), 35.0 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.141)


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Coat and trousers 2012
2 Dimensions collection, autumn–winter 2012–13
wool, rayon, polyester, metal (fastenings)
a) 99.0 cm (centre back), 73.0 (sleeve length) (coat); b) 36.0 cm (waist flat), 78.0 cm (outer leg) (trousers)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Tokyo established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Dress 2012
Crush collection, spring–summer 2013
cotton, polyester
89.0 cm (centre back), 44.0 cm (waist, flat)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Half dress and shorts 2012
Crush collection, spring–summer 2013
linen, cotton, wool, polyester
a) 85.0 cm (centre back), 31.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); b) 44.0 cm (outer leg), 32.0 cm (waist, flat) (shorts)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.142.a-b)

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Tokyo established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Top and skirt 2012
Crush collection, spring–summer 2013
cotton, polyester, nylon
a) 69.5 cm (centre back), 48.0 cm (waist, flat) (top); b) 55.0 cm (centre back), 35.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Tokyo established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Vest and dress 2012
Crush collection, spring–summer 2013
linen, nylon, cotton, polyester, wool
a) 40.0 cm (waist, flat), 51.0 cm (centre back) (top); 45.5 cm (waist, flat), 110.0 cm (centre back) (dress)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jacket, vest and shorts 2013
The Infinity of Tailoring collection, autumn–winter 2013–14
polyester and plastic fastenings
a) 100.0 cm (centre back), 60.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 54.0 cm (centre back), 42.0 cm (width) (vest); c) 38.5 cm (waist, flat), 49.5 cm (outer leg) (shorts)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Playsuit and stockings 2013
Not Making Clothing collection, spring–summer 2014
silk, cotton, nylon (tulle), polyester, elastic (rubber)
a) 38.0 cm (centre back, bodice), 15.5 cm (inner leg); b) 24.5 cm (waist, flat), 99.5 cm (outer leg)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2019 (2019.423.a-b)

Shoe covers 2013
Not Making Clothing collection, spring–summer 2014
leather, cotton, metal, paint
(a–b) 9.0 x 10.5 x 27.0 cm (each)
Purchased, NGV Supporters of Fashion and Textiles, 2019


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Jumper, bloomers, tights and shoes 2014
MONSTER collection, autumn–winter 2014–15
wool, nylon, polyester, synthetic fabric, elastic, leather, rubber, metal (fastenings)
a) 90.0 cm (centre back), 45.0 cm (sleeve length) (jumper); b) 35.0 cm (waist, flat), 26.0 cm (outer leg) (bloomers); c) 30.0 cm (waist, flat), 124.0 cm (outer leg) (tights); d-e)12.0 x 0.0 x 30.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Cape, shorts, socks and boots 2014
Blood and Roses collection spring–summer 2015
cotton, polyester, synthetic leather, nylon, plastic, elastic, rubber
a) 141.0 cm (centre back), 138.0 cm (hem circumference) (cape); b) 34.0 cm (waist, flat), 14.5 cm (outer leg) (shorts); c–d) 27.0 x 24.0 x 0.2 cm (each) (socks); e–f) 9.0 x 9.5 x 27.5 cm (each) (boots)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi


Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Dress 1995
Future/Colour collection, spring–summer 1996
synthetic fabric, polyester
93.0 cm (centre back) 46.0 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 (2017.152)

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Dress 1995
Future/Colour collection, spring–summer 1996
synthetic fabric, polyester
93.0 cm (centre back), 46.0 cm (waist, flat)
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019


Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Dress 2002
Object collection, spring–summer 2003
cotton, metal (fastening), plastic (fastenings), elastic, rubber
104.0 cm (centre back), 48.5 cm (waist, flat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 (2017.154)


Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Jumper, skirt and hat 2003
Classic collection, autumn–winter 2003–04
wool, mohair, nylon, cupra (lining), cotton, metal
a) 52.0 cm (centre back), 74.0 cm (sleeve) (jacket); b) 96.0 cm (centre back), 39.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt) c) 10.0 x 34.0 x 35.0 cm (hat)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016 (2016.362.a-c)

Shirt 2003
Classic collection, autumn–winter 2003–04
cotton
61.5 cm (centre back), 59.0 cm (sleeve length) (shirt)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016 (2016.363b)

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Coat, jumper, leggings and boots 2006
Anti, Anarchy and Army collection, autumn–winter 2006–07
cotton, wool, nylon, acrylic, leather, metal (embellishments)
(a) 69.0 cm (centre back), 42.0 cm (sleeve) (coat); (b) 75.0 cm (centre back), 80.0 cm (sleeve) (jumper); (c) 22.0 cm (waist, flat), 92.0 cm (outer leg) (leggings); (d–e) 25.5 x 10.0 x 29.0 cm (each) (boots)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2019 (2019.437.a-e)

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Jacket and dress 2007
Romantic in Black collection, autumn–winter 2007–08
polyester, cotton, wool, rayon, cupra, plastic (buttons), metal (hardware)
a) 70.0 cm (centre back), 62.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); b) 104.0 x 5.0 cm (belt); c) 110.0 cm (centre back), 31.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016 (2016.369.a-c)

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Top 2008
Africa collection, spring–summer 2009
polyester
71.0 cm (centre back), 55.0 cm (sleeve)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2018 (2018.864)

Skirt 2008
Africa collection, spring–summer 2009
cotton (denim), cotton, wool, polyurethane, metal
89.0 cm (centre back), 36.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016 (2016.372.b)


Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Jacket, top and skirt
2009
Elegant Down collection, autumn–winter 2009–10
polyester (crepe), nylon, polyester, metal
(a) 62.0 cm (centre back), 63.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket); (b) 66.0 cm (centre back), 45.0 cm (waist, flat) (top) (c) 81.0 cm (centre back), 40.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016 (2016.373.a-c)


Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Dress and boots 2010
Military Uniform collection, autumn–winter 2010
polyester, leather, cotton (canvas), rubber, plastic
a) 92.5 cm (centre back), 35.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress); b-c) 23.5 x 9.5 x 24.0 cm (each) (boots)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Cultural Gifts Program, 2018 (2018.865.a-c)

Leggings 2010
Military Uniform collection, autumn–winter 2010
nylon/lycra
21.0 cm (waist, flat), 88.0 cm (outer leg)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi, 2019


Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Dress and underdress 2011
spring–summer 2012
nylon, rayon, polyester
a) 98.0cm (centre back), 44.0cm (waist, flat) (dress); b) 78.5cm (centre back), 42.0cm (waist, flat) (underdress)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016 (2016.374.a-b)

Jacket 2011
spring–summer 2012
nylon, leather, metal (fastenings)
74.0cm (centre back), 54.0 cm (sleeve)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2019 (2019.438)

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Top and pants 2012
Sports collection, spring–summer 2013
polyester
a) 44.0 cm (centre back), 52.0 cm (sleeve length) (top); b) 32.0 cm (waist, flat), 78.0 cm (outer leg) (pants)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016 (2016.375.a-b)


Tao Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan 2005–2011
Tao Kurihara (designer)
Japan born 1973

Top, overskirt, skirt, skirt and shoes 2009
Decoration Accident collection, autumn–winter 2009–10
polyester, rayon, cotton, wool, mohair, nylon
a) 33.0 cm (centre back), 31.0 cm (waist, flat) (top); b) 61.0 cm (centre back), 59.0 cm (waist, flat) (overskirt); c) 62.5 cm (centre back), 32.0 cm (waist, flat) (tiered skirt); d) 63.0 cm (centre back), 30.0 cm (waist, flat) (half tulle skirt); (e–f) 11.0 x 9.0 x 26.0 cm (each) (shoes)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 (2018.156.a-f)


Tao Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan 2005–2011
Tao Kurihara (designer)
Japan born 1973

Dress, top and boots 2009
spring–summer 2010
cotton, silk, leather, rubber (elastic) metal (studs)
a) 80.5 cm (centre back), 31.5 cm (waist, flat) (dress); (b) 43.0 cm (centre back), 36.0 cm (waist, flat) (top); (c–d) 24.0 x 10. 5 x 28.5 cm (each) (boots)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2018 (2018.867.a-d)


Tao Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan 2005–2011
Tao Kurihara (designer)
Japan born 1973

Dress and top 2010
autumn–winter 2010–11
wool (jersey), cotton, silk, polyester
a) 135.0 cm (centre back), 53.0 cm (sleeve length) (overdress); b) 119.5 cm (centre back), 42.5 cm (waist flat) (under dress)
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 (2017.157.a-b)

Press catalogues

Comme des Garçons, Tokyo (fashion house)
Japan established 1969
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942

Press catalogue, no. 75, 5 November 1981
Peter Lindbergh, photographer
German 1944–2019
offset lithography
36.5 x 313.0 cm (open)
Private collection

Press catalogue, no. 78, 5 November 1982
Oliviero Toscani, photographer
Italy born 1942
offset lithography
36.5 x 51.5 cm (open)
National Gallery of Victoria, Shaw Research Library
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi
Campbell-Pretty Fashion Research Collection

Press catalogue, no. 79, 5 January 1983
Peter Lindbergh, photographer
German 1944–2019
offset lithography
36.5 x 51.5 cm (open)
National Gallery of Victoria, Shaw Research Library
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi
Campbell-Pretty Fashion Research Collection

Press catalogue, no. 83, 5 April 1984
Hans Feurer, photographer
Switzerland born 1939
offset lithography
36.5 x 51.5 cm (open)
National Gallery of Victoria, Shaw Research Library
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi
Campbell-Pretty Fashion Research Collection

Press catalogue, no. 88, 10 July 1985
Peter Lindbergh, photographer
German 1944–2019
offset lithography
36.5 x 51.5 cm (open)
National Gallery of Victoria, Shaw Research Library
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi
Campbell-Pretty Fashion Research Collection

Press catalogue, no. 91, 10 January 1986
Paolo Roversi, photographer
Italy born 1947
offset lithography
36.5 x 51.5 cm (open)
National Gallery of Victoria, Shaw Research Library
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi
Campbell-Pretty Fashion Research Collection

Press catalogue, no. 93, 10 July 1986
Peter Lindbergh, photographer
German 1944–2019
offset lithography
36.5 x 200 cm (open)
National Gallery of Victoria, Shaw Research Library
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi
Campbell-Pretty Fashion Research Collection

Press catalogue, no. 94, 10 September 1986
Stephen Meisel, photographer
United States born 1954
offset lithography
36.5 x 51.5 cm (open)
National Gallery of Victoria, Shaw Research Library
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi
Campbell-Pretty Fashion Research Collection