Tokyo: Chikuma Shobo Co. Ltd., 1986. Fine in cloth boards, with the original publisher's tissue overlay, housed in the matching publisher's slipcase, with the obi and rare publisher's bag, folded in fourths as issued. Exceptional copy.. First Edition. Quarto in slipcase. Since the brand's inception in 1969, founder Rei Kawakubo applied a particular aesthetic to every aspect of Comme des Garçons, extending her vision to the company's packaging, magazine, furniture, graphic design, and publishing, including a selection of visually compelling books and printed materials. This collection of photographs presents Rei Kawakubo's groundbreaking designs from an exciting period of Comme des Garçons history, between 1981 and 1986. Includes photography by Arthur Elgort, Hans Feurer, Eddy Kohli, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, Oliviero Toscani, and Bruce Weber, among others, printed mostly in black-and-white full-bleed spreads. No text. Original publishing ephemera, with text in Japanese, laid in. An all-time fashion highspot and one of the great fashion photobooks of the 1980s.
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