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Big sucker for anything that vaguely resembles or references an MA-1 bomber. Done to death, I know, but it’s seldom done right, IMHO. (at COMME Des GARÇONS)
Rewatched Beetlejuice today (It’s probably been at least 18 years since I’ve seen it) and thought Delia’s outfits were looking very Japanese. I guessed Yohji. Upon some internet sleuthing I found I was close. Seems to be Comme des Garçons in this particular shot.
“For Catherine O’Hara’s insufferably snobby Delia, the look was 100% Japanese designer. All her clothes were purchased during an afternoon at Maxfield’s boutique on Melrose Avenue. Then antique store dweller Burton was apparently shocked at the prices and O’Hara had never heard of any of the designers; these included such up and coming Asian labels as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Mitsuhiro Matsuda.”
via Clothes on Film
Comme des garçons, 1988
“Of course there are business as well as creative reasons for the Comme des Garçons style. The point of a remarkable interior is to evoke such a strong sense of identity that even the most humble purchase - a belt or a pair of socks - brings with it some of that underlying identity. The contrast between the textures of the garments, hanging on neatly spaced racks that read like sculptural elements and the cement wall is all part of the establishment of the uniqueness of the Comme des Garçons label. To put too many garments on display can diminish their impact, hence the company’s first Paris shop had on show less than half the stock a conventional high-fashion retailer would have installed. In environments with so few distractions, the customer can hardly fail to be aware of the subtle qualities of the clothes.”
from rei kawakubo and comme des garçons
comme des garçons & katsuhiro otomo
The book ‘Commes Des Garcons -1981-1986’ beautifully showcases Rei Kawakubo’s ground breaking and innovative collections from this exciting early period in CDG’s history. Stephen Meisel, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, and Hans Feurer amongst others, have contributed to this now seminal and elusive publication, which documents a unique moment in fashion history.