FROM THE ARCHIVES: PLEATED SKIRT AND TOP

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This pleated skirt and top combo from the Kenzo Spring Summer 1976 collection is another integral piece of the Kenzo heritage, a perfect example of Kenzo's full embrace of the crazy and colorful 70s. The top with its thin shoulder straps and tasseled sides; the floor-length, drawstring skirt with the exposed middrift; the bright, sometimes harmonious, sometimes clashing color scheme; the layers of pleated everything; It might all say hippy-dippy 1970s (and we mean that in the best way possible) but look at those colors and those tiny little pleats.

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There’s an attention to detail and materials - they are hand-crafted tassels after all - that makes this one stand out, even in the vast (and vastly colorful) Kenzo archives.