The Met Gala 2017 – Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between

Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo is one of fashion’s most influential designers with Martin Margiela, Karl Lagerfeld and Helmut Lang all citing her as inspiration.

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is dedicating its current exhibition, opening May 4, to Kawakubo (only the second living designer to have a solo display at the Met; The first being Yves Saint Laurent in 1983). ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between’ showcases 140 womenswear pieces, spanning from the early 1980s, when she began showing in Paris, to her recent collection, and organised into nine aesthetic expressions.
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