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A NEW PIECE OF VINTAGE KANSAI FOR THE ARCHIVE//”the aviator skirt”

This is one of the things that arrived in the mail this week from eBay, and I have been seriously excited about this vintage Kansai Yamamoto skirt. My mom and I are both avid collectors of Kansai Yamamoto and when we saw this skirt on eBay, we had to have it!

It's not something that I would want because I wanted to wear it all of the time, but more because it's typical of Kansai Yamamoto!

It's just one big square of knit fabric that has been tye-dyed and screen printed and has a hole in it for the waist.

^Here you can see the bizarre 'Kansai Plane' design. It also has a pocket.

Obviously this aviator skirt is the perfect match for my Junya Watanabe flight jacket from Fall 06.


I never mentioned, that when I was in Philadelphia I got to visit Kansai Yamamoto's exposition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was really cool, they had a video of his runway shows from 1971-1973 and they were amazing! Incredibly theatrical. I think you can watch them on Youtube (search Kansai Yamamoto) if you are so inclined!

I won't bombard you with tons of pictures of the exhibit but here are some of my favorites:

  

I have another eBay find to share! I'll try to post it tomorrow.

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46 Comments

  1. Laura wrote:

    Oh, the 2nd to last kimono-esque costume is absolutely gorgeous! And what awesome shoes.

    12.29.08 · Reply
  2. Interesting find!
    http://stylecopycat.blogspot.com/
    .

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  3. mayk wrote:

    WOW……….

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  4. AK wrote:

    AWESOME find on ebay- love it! Also that last picture from the exposition is my fav- absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. AK wrote:

    AWESOME find on ebay- love it! Also that last picture from the exposition is my fav- absolutely gorgeous!

    12.29.08 · Reply
  6. amazing, I’m speechless

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  7. Eden wrote:

    I love how it kind of harkens back to childhood- very bizzare and yet nostalgic.

    12.29.08 · Reply
  8. What a cool piece!!! I have just discovered your blog and I LOVE it. I hope you’ll check out my humble little shoe blog.
    ;)
    http://www.theshoegirl.blogspot.com
    xox

    12.29.08 · Reply
  9. simar wrote:

    amazing find….it looks great on you

    12.29.08 · Reply
  10. cotton duck skirrrrrt :D

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  11. Betty wrote:

    ahhh I saw that exhibit in Philly too, and I have all of those same photos haha. It was all really gorgeous.

    12.29.08 · Reply
  12. i wish interesting fashion exhibits would come my way…

    12.29.08 · Reply
  13. Juliana wrote:

    Lovely skirt there!!

    12.30.08 · Reply
  14. http://www.5years.com/costume2.htm
    You have probably already run across this link, but there are directions on how to make one of the Kansai Yamamoto David Bowie costumes from the ’70’s.
    Amazing skirt… thanks for sharing

    12.30.08 · Reply
  15. moonique wrote:

    that’s a really interesting skirt. it looks even more amazing with your margielas:)

    12.30.08 · Reply
  16. Sunset wrote:

    Wow wow wow. I love how some of them don’t even have shoes paired with the pieces. Like you need any!

    12.30.08 · Reply
  17. i would KILL for your shoes!

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  18. Wax wrote:

    The exhibit looks major. Wow!

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  19. It´s a sporty piece but you put the classy touch. Kisses ;)

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  20. britt wrote:

    I’m sorry, but your style is awful. What’s the thing with putting everything together on you?!

    12.30.08 · Reply
  21. Sophie wrote:

    Salut,
    Je m’appelle Sophie, je voudrais savoir si tu as apprend la Français au collège (ou lycée) ?
    Merci :)
    Répond sur mon blog s’il te plaît, en anglais si tu veux ;)

    12.30.08 · Reply
  22. Sophie wrote:

    excuse moi j’ai oublié de laisser mon blog : http://setback-secrecy.skyblog.com
    s’il te plaît répond moi :)

    12.30.08 · Reply
  23. Brianne wrote:

    Great skirt! Very different.

    12.30.08 · Reply
  24. Sandy wrote:

    I scored a kansai O2 coat on ebay a while back. do you know if that is/was a secondary line of his? Just wondering. He is a master!

    12.30.08 · Reply
  25. Robbie wrote:

    you look like a superhero… i love it

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  26. Ashleigh wrote:

    its a unique skirt….just not sure if I like if paired with the open toe beige boots…it is interesting though…

    12.30.08 · Reply
  27. addison wrote:

    love the skirt and the kimono with the faces on it is fantastic!!
    htt://audhep.wordpress.com/

    12.30.08 · Reply
  28. mira wrote:

    whatever happened to you contributing to teenugly? i would love to see your advice.

    12.30.08 · Reply
  29. Noel wrote:

    Now that is one cool exhibit :).

    12.30.08 · Reply
  30. stace wrote:

    im sorry that jacket looks like an inflated life vest, very stupid, i dont mean because it on you but ugly just as it is. it looks dumb

    12.30.08 · Reply
  31. marie wrote:

    hi , i tried to look it up on youtube , but execpt two bad-qualities videos u can’t find anything , so if someone’s got a link to watch yamamoto’s fashion shows , can u mail it to me , please ? thanks !
    ( by the way , nice nice skirt ! )

    12.30.08 · Reply
  32. Cely wrote:

    Hi ! I just adore your blog. I don’t know why, because actually, I couldn’t wear any of your clothes in the ‘everyday life’…
    I write this comment from France, so maybe there are so many mistakes, but I wish you’ll understand. :D
    & by the way, as ‘Sophie’in her comment a little higher, I wonder if you speak french, even a little ?
    Cely, from http://trendsinthecity.hautetfort.com/
    :)

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  33. La Fee wrote:

    It’s so stunning and unique! Great find :)

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  34. Thanks for the lovely pictures of the show! It might even be worth a trip to Philly to see it, if it’s still up!
    xxx,
    Tiffany

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  35. Nini wrote:

    Jane! The skirt is fun…
    xoxo
    Nini Nguyen

    12.31.08 · Reply
  36. alex wrote:

    DAMN GIRL! YOU HAVE IT GOIN ONNNN!

    12.31.08 · Reply
  37. shila wrote:

    Oh i love kansai yamamoto’s collections.
    And you just got the perfect skirt :)

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  38. Yonnie wrote:

    Very interesting choice :o)
    http://www.blogtrend.dk

    1.1.09 · Reply
  39. juliet wrote:

    Happy new year 2009!

    1.1.09 · Reply
  40. Verove Mélina wrote:

    Hello!
    I am francaise, thus, if it is badly translated, it is not of my fault, but the fault of the site that I use;) I found the address of your blog in the GLAMOUR (a magazine that my mom in bought.) I find ca impressionant all the shoes (et cetera) which you have, one would say that you are a big star lol ^^ I cross(spend) you the address of my blog: http: // m3l1n4-danc3.skyblog.com kisses and continuatoon maid

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  41. I have enjoyed your blog so much in ’08 !!!!!
    viva ’09!
    happy new year !!!!

    1.1.09 · Reply
  42. clémence wrote:

    wAOUH complètement dingue,j’adoooore!

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  43. Yanique wrote:

    This skirt is soo sick!

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  44. Hi! we love your site we have an amazing Kansai vintage sweater on our store! it is in excellent condition with a superb design. Please be sure to heck it out!
    Best regards,
    NLV

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  45. hunter wrote:

    that skirt is gorgeous! i must have one…what is the name of it? email me!
    check out my blog peacelovemusic at http://www.h1u9n9t4er.blogspot.com

    2.3.09 · Reply
  46. hunter wrote:

    that skirt is gorgeous! i must have one…what is the name of it? email me!
    check out my blog peacelovemusic at http://www.h1u9n9t4er.blogspot.com

    2.3.09 · Reply