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SS2020 Undercover Cindy Sherman Smoking Graphic Denim Jacket

SS2020 Undercover Cindy Sherman Smoking Graphic Denim Jacket


Measurements & Condition  


Chest - 21 in / 53.3 cm

Length - 26 in / 66 cm

Shoulders - 17 in / 43.2 cm

Sleeve Length - 25 in / 63.5 cm

Hem - 19.5 in / 49.5 cm


Condition - 10/10

  • For sale is the infamous Spring Summer 2020 Undercover Denim Smoking Jacket. The Undercover Spring Summer 2020 show titled “I hold a beast, an angel and a madman in me”, is by far one of Jun Takahashi’s most complex runway shows he has ever created. This collection was thematically based around photographer and artist Cindy Sherman’s masterpiece Untitled Still Films, which took over three years to complete. Untitled Still Films is a series of seventy black and white self portraits taken by Cindy Sherman from 1977-1980. What makes Sherman’s self portraits unlike any other, is the way in which she chose to depict societal envisionment of women. Over the course of this lengthy project Sherman posed in various stereotypical female roles inspired by 1950's and 1960's Hollywood, Film Noir, B Movies, and European art-house films. They represent clichés or feminine types (the office girl, bombshell, girl on the run, housewife, and so on), that are deeply embedded in the cultural imagination. The character in all of these photographs are always looking away from the camera and outside of the frame. Sherman casts herself in each of these roles, becoming both the artist and subject in the work. This breakthrough body of work received an immense amount of praise, due to the fact that Cindy Sherman was able to perfectly convey through facial expressions and body language that despite a beautiful exterior appearance, these women still struggled internally with emotions. All seventy images were purchased by the Modern Museum of Art in 1995, where they remain to this day.

    Jun Takahashi beautifully embodies and pays homage to Sherman’s work, by utilising images from Untitled Still Films on a handful of the garments from the Spring Summer 2020 runway show. Jun Takahashi remained true to the aesthetic of Cindy Sherman’s work by keeping each piece that features her graphics in a monochromatic shaded black and white palette. To figuratively express the intended emotions of this collection, Jun Takahashi utilized the quote “I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me.” This quote was derived from the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Again, it is clear to see how Takahashi links this sentence that verbally communicates internal struggle, to Cindy Sherman’s visual portraits that indicate intrapersonal conflict.

    This denim jacket is undoubtedly the most mesmerizing and sought after from the entire collection. Coming in a charcoal grey colour, the jacket features image Untitled #32, part of the original 70 images included in the final cut of the original Untitled Still Films. The polished feel of Untitled #32 is emphasized by 31-year-old Sherman as the subject. She portrays a woman seemingly lost in the anticipation and sheer elegance of a cigarette. Through her vacant gaze, stunning dress, and warm hue of light from her lighter, Sherman is able to encapsulate the feeling of addiction. The cigarette is portrayed beautifully, toying with the harsh contrast of self-deprecating effects each puff entails. The photo is magnificently staged to resemble a shot from a classic 1950’s black and white film, something Cindy Sherman was best known for. The garment is tagged as a size 2, equating to a medium and is in near perfect condition, aside from light wear around the button holes. Cease the incredibly rare opportunity to purchase the infamous Spring Summer 2020 Undercover Denim Smoking Jacket today.

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