Comme des Garçons black geometric two-dimensional ‘paperdoll’ dress — fall 2012

Size: M

Shoulder to shoulder: 51 cm

Armpit to armpit: 52 cm

Hips (widest part): 64 cm

Length: 121 cm



Main: 55% polyester, 45% wool

Frame: 60% polyester, 40% silka



Black geometrical dress

Two-dimensional pattern

Inspired by vintage paper dolls

Square shaped outline

Stiff trim along the sides in shiny fabric

Two rectangles at the waist, resembling the paper folding strips that the doll’s clothes have

Frayed edges on all the sides

Standing geomatric collar

Wide skirt

Long back zipper

The frame makes sure the model keeps its shape pretty well

From the iconic fall 2012 ‘paper doll’ collection


Condition: 4/5

Good condition



About Rei Kawakubo

Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer, however, she didn’t study fashion but fine arts and literature at Keio University in Tokyo.


After graduation, she worked as a stylist before launching her label Comme des Garçons. Going against the 1980s super feminine look, she sent an all black, deconstructed collection on the runway, dubbed “anti-fashion” and “Hiroshima Chic” by easily shocked and insensitive journalists.


During the 1980s, her garments were primarily in black and dark grey or white. By the time of her Paris debut in 1981, Kawakubo was so famous that her fans were dubbed ‘the crows’ in the Japanese press.


Comme des Garçons kept on growing, evolving into a Comme de Garçons ‘world’ with about 20 distinct lines. This also gave Rei Kawakubo the possibility to give employees their own line, like Junya Watanabe, (the now discontinued) Tao Kurihara en the recently added Noir by Kei Ninomiya.


Kawakubo specializes in anti-fashion; producing deconstructed garments, which are draped around the body in an asymmetric shape, making them look awkward and uncomfortable. The hems are often unfinished and frayed.

Rei Kawakubo is reclusive and doesn’t give many interviews, she let’s her creations speak for themselves. She is know as a fashion icon and influence for designers like Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester and Helmut Lang which have all name checked Kawakubo as an inspiration.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Womens size