Paris

Paris

Issey Miyake

Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain
261 boulevard Raspail
October 13, 1998–January 17, 1999

The pleated, gossamer synthetic that remains Issey Miyake’s trademark is not just a token of the designer’s interest in advanced technological research; that Miyake also intends it as homage to the great designer Fortuny indicates his enthusiasm for the creative work of others. Show organizer Hervé Chandès hopes to emphasize less the familiar pioneer of destructured Japanese fashion (the “lab technician” closely associated with the engineers and inventors of new fibers) than the maverick artist and collaborator. The show highlights Miyake’s work with contemporary artists, including Yasumasa Morimura, Tim Hawkinson, Cai Guo Quiang, and Nobuyoshi Araki for the designer’s series “Pleats Please.”