1980's YEOHLEE TENG dress
fine white linen - contrasting black satin trim - back zipper closure
vintage, ca. 1982
Mel's Notes: Teng's bio from the Met Museum - "Yeohlee Teng established her namesake label in New York in 1981 after graduating from Parsons School of Design. Her work is defined by a material focus, a restricted palette, and precise and economical construction. Teng’s process begins with the structural and tactile features of the fabric. Garment shapes develop through the innovative placement of seams, which serve as functional ornament and are arranged to reduce waste during production. The geometric designs are intended to offer an ease and adaptability compatible to her client’s contemporary lifestyle. Teng’s work has been recognized for its architectural qualities and modern sensibility in exhibitions and installations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She received the Cooper Hewitt Design Award in 2004."
fits up to a modern size M
Sleeve length: 18" from nape of neck
Overall length: 38"
Condition report: excellent
*All HofW garments have been laundered or dry-cleaned unless otherwise noted and come with a custom cotton storage bag