Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Full Bear Jacket
Camouflage field jacket made of 40 teddy bears, specially tinted in 3 colors : Brown, khaki and black. The sleeves and foaming are done in the same teddy material. This one of a kind piece has been created on an upcycled M65 original jacket, totally recreated. The bears have been realized by Doudou et Compagnie in exclusivity for Jean-Charles de Castelbajac x Joopiter.
This lot will also be accompanied by a pair of Teddy Bear print ICECREAM sneakers from 2004, a donation from Sarah Andelman.
Khaki Cotton gabardine and polyester fake fur
Front: 30 23/32 x 19 9/32 in. (78 x 49 cm.) Back: 31 7/8 x 20 15/32 in. (81 x 52 cm.) Collar: 2 61/64 in (7.5 cm.) Jacket total circumference: 56 5/16 in. (143 cm.) Circumference of wrist: 12 19/32 in. (32 cm.) Circumference of bottom: 59 1/16 in. (150 cm.)
Keith Haringly-trained street artist, fashion designer of the stars, teddy bear couturier, and all-around sartorial sage, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s creations have enchanted the creatively curious for decades. From Warhol to Kanye and Beyonce to Basquiat, he has collaborated with some of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. One of his most celebrated silhouettes is the impractically practical and absurdly sophisticated Teddy Bear Coat. It has been rendered in different iterations for over 30 years and donned by everyone from Madonna to Drake. This bespoke Forest Camo Teddy Bear Jacket was created exclusively for the Just Phriends auction. Mr. de Castelbajac references a camouflage motif and based the coat on a US military M65 coat, as an acknowledgment of Pharrell’s affinity for camo and vintage military aesthetics. In keeping with the teddy bear theme, this lot will also be accompanied by a pair of Teddy Bear print ICECREAM sneakers.