David Casavant Offers Archive Pieces at Dover Street Market in NYC – WWD

Dover Street Market and David Casavant offer a chance to own pieces worn by Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa and Ye.

On Friday, the American fashion designer, collector and consultant will put 26 pieces from his archives on sale to the public for the first time at Dover Street Market in New York.

The pieces, presented in nine looks, include runway pieces from Prada, Calvin Klein, Helmut Lang, Jil Sander and Raf Simons collected over the past 20 years. It includes a Raf Simons Patches jacket from his Fall 2000 collection worn by Rihanna at an event, and Lorde on her Billboard cover in 2014, Raf Simons’ “Consumed” tank top worn by Pharrell at the NBA All-Star Game Halftime show in 2018 with N*E*R*D, a Helmut Lang jacket in leather and black shearling from the fall 1999 collection, or striped cotton boxer shorts for men by Miu Miu. Prices range from $150 to $13,000 and the sale will continue until each item is sold out.

“I thought of it as a mix of the greatest hits from my archive as well as specific pieces that create a cohesive story and aesthetic,” Casavant said. “I wanted it to be something the customer could dream of wearing and it helped provide context around each item.”

Casavant wanted the offering to be a mix of generic vintage finds and museum-caliber pieces, as well as items tied to celebrity highlights. “I love that there is almost a celebrity memorabilia aspect to the purchase of the piece in addition to the fact that the item itself is a remarkable and rare item in fashion history” , he added.

Another look from the David Casavant archive sale at DSMNY.

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Born in Tennessee, Casavant began collecting vintage pieces at age 13. He then moved to London and attended Central Saint Martins. He established his archive in 2013 and published a book called “David Casavant Archive” in 2018.

Casavant has revealed he has wanted to sell pieces from his archive for some time and has partnered with Dover Street Market to sell “in a more intimate way”, he said.

“I wanted to start small and I wanted to start where you physically buy them in stores and not online,” he added. “Having to buy the pieces physically in the store adds a more democratic and exclusive aspect because you actually have to go there to see and buy them. Dover Street Market is the perfect fit for me as they really understood and were excited about the vision. Resale is going to be a staple to stay on trend and I wanted to be able to provide them with the highest form of what the idea of ​​resale could be in their store.

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