# 5996

HALES, Geoffrey (Australian, 1948- )

[FASHION] Kenzo ribbon dress, Passage Choiseul, Paris, 1970

$300.00 AUD

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Digital print on archival glossy paper, format Super A3 305 x 405 mm, scanned from the original negative, signed and captioned in lower margin by the photographer, Geoffrey Hales.

A striking shot taken outside the legendary Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takeda’s boutique at 28 passage Choiseul, Paris, in late 1970. Danish model Ingelil models one of Kenzo’s ‘ribbon dresses’. This garment was one of Kenzo’s earliest Parisian creations, as his first shop in the rue Vivienne had opened just a few months earlier. During 1970-71 Kenzo commissioned his Paris neighbour, Melbourne-born musician, artist and photographer Geoffrey Hales, to photograph his designs. The print we offer here is taken from Geoffrey Hales’ archive of original negatives from this period.