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A Jean-Charles de Castelbajac portrait dress "Hommages"- Ko and Co


Autumn Winter 1983/1984

A painted portrait dress representing the Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte, from the "Hommages" Collection which is composed of famous  iconic portraits from 1982. Long one piece dress in pongé silk, handpainted in deep black, anthracite grey, and subtil grey shades. The piece has a scarf effect in the back with floating pannels from the shoulders. Label Ko and Co woven in silver threads on a white background. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac links fashion to the Arts and to the History, here with a causing realism and a real  sens of humour. This unique masterpiece from the first collection "Hommages" was painted by the israelite artist Eliakim. Then Castelbajac collaborated with Ben, Garouste or Robert Combas to portrait in a same disarming realism Edith Piaf, Louis XIV, Mona Lisa or more recently, Violon d'Ingres by Man Ray in 2012.

Reference: Similar models presented at the exhibition of "Histoire idéale de la Mode contemporaine, les années 1970-1980" Musée des Arts Décoratifs - Paris 2010.

Excellent conditon and color 

Measures :equivalent size 38 france. Back height 140 cm, front height 134 cm, shoulders 36 cm, waist 90 cm, sleeves 55 cm.

1 800,00 €