twisted circular bodice knit dress


A black, sleeveless dress from COMME DES GARCONS. The dress is from A/W 2002, which featured circular knit garments that could be fastened along the edges, causing them to twist and distort around the body. This dress is an interesting example of that idea, with a circular bodice that, when buttoned, creates a dramatic high neck which twists and folds over the body. There is a small opening at the waist which cannot be closed, with a flared, A-line skirt section attached to the bottom of the bodice. The bodice portion has been fabricated in a thick black wool / nylon rib, with the skirt produced in a similar weight of fabric with a subtly different waffle texture instead. The dress uses COMME DES GARCONS' signature orange, melted polyester buttons that are often seen on boiled polyester garments. As the care label notes, the edges of the dress have been left unfinished and will fray with use.

A picture has been included that shows a similar garment worn in the A/W 2002 runway presentation.

80% wool, 20% nylon main, with 100% wool attached fabric. 

Condition: Excellent vintage condition.

Size: S (but check measurements to confirm fit).
Shoulders: 36.5 cm.
Chest (armpit to armpit): 36 cm.
Waist: 32 cm.
Length (back collar to hem): 123 cm.
Hem width: 80 cm.

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