A.F. Vandevorst cognac leather surgical gown with open back — spring 1999

Size: 36 (for a smaller bust)

Shoulder to shoulder: 36 cm

Armpit to armpit: 40 cm

Length: 83 cm

Sleeves: 53 cm



100% leather



Light cognac brown/orange camel dress, model DAISY

Shorter tunic length

Inspired by vintage surgical gowns

Open back with pleats

Back belt strap with white buttons to close the back

Upper chest panel on the front

Front pleating along the bust

Two front pockets

Cropped sleeves

Very thick leather with white contrasting stitching

Back neck closure with 2 buttons


Worn in different versions on the spring 1999 runway

Comes with its model passport


Condition: 2/5

Heavy usage, discoloration spots on the leather, some faint, some visible from afar, see pictures.

Faded along one sleeve from storage. Darker along the hemline fold.


*PLEASE NOTE: the color is very specific and may differ from screen to screen. It is a very light cognac color. Darker than camel with orange undertones*



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About A.F. Vandevorst

A.F. Vandevorst is a Belgian label created in 1997 by the couple Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst.

In 1987, both An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met on their first day as students at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Instantly they felt like they matched, both on a personal and a creative level.

After graduating, An Vandevorst went to work for Maison Martin Margiela and became the first assistant of Dries Van Noten later on. Filip Arickx completed his obligatory military service, worked as a freelance stylist afterwards and went to work for Dirk Bikkembergs.

Vandevorst and Arickx united in 1997 to create their label A.F. Vandevorst. This was a time when the fashion world was eagerly awaiting a second wave of talent to follow in the footsteps of the famous ‘Antwerp Six’:  Ann Demeulemeester,Walter van BeirendonckDries Van NotenDirk Van SaeneDirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee.Arickx and Vandevorst remember their first collection — shown in Paris for fall 1998— as being overflowing, perhaps overly so, with ideas.

Nonetheless, Dries Van Noten supported the couple with sales and distribution.

The A.F. Vandevorst aesthetic is marked by a combination of feminine draping and strong masculine tailoring. Filip and An look for inspiration to military and nurse uniforms, lingerie and fetish subculture. Appropriately, their footwear line, launched in 2003, is called Fetish.

A.F. Vandevorst also has a diffusion line, A Friend, selling pieces at more retail friendly prices.

They have been growing very slowly and recently gained momentum with their fall 2015 collection, which was nothing short of an art happening, with models wearing gasmasks and getting spraypainted by artist Joris Van de Moortel while walking the runway.

Additional information

Weight 0.8 kg
Womens size