Collapsable Prêt-à-Porter

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Over the Labor Day weekend, I went to see the Manus x Machina fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Though I’ve seen the past fashion exhibits at the MET many times, this exhibition was different because it focused so much on the construction of each garment, and not just their appearance. One of the displays that struck me the most was a ISSEY MIYAKE piece that focused on collapsable gowns. I thought this display was really intriguing because of how it told a story of growth by showing the gown at different stages of being put on. The story here is very apparent, but I think the simplicity of the message paired with the complexity of the design is what really makes the statement so strong.

You can view more of ISSEY MIYAKE’s works on their website:

http://mds.isseymiyake.com/im/en/work/

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