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Texts by Akiko Fukai, Atsuko Kozasu, Richard Martin & Harold Koda. Kyoto & Tokyo Kyoto Costume Institute & Comme des Garcons. 1993. First edition. Wrappers, housed in Comme des Garcons envelope, with loose folded poster (730 x 515mm). 16 pages. Illustrated in colour. 300 x 210mm (11¾ x 8¼"). 0.5kg. . Japanese & English. Fine; wrappers fine; some light marks to the white envelope; poster is twice-folded as issued, it has a couple of faint creases which would not be visible when framed.A collection of short essays and images published for the exhibition Essence of Quality held at the Kyoto Costume Institute in 1993. The exhibition displayed clothes from the Comme des Garcons Noir line paralleled with western clothes from the museum's collection. The book comes with a loose large-scale exhibition poster, reproducing the image on the cover of the book and the exhibition details.