REI KAWAKUBO AND THE IN-BETWEENS
Approximately 150 examples of Rei Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons, dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection, are on show at The Met Fifth Avenue.
The Costume Institute is dedicating its spring 2017 exhibition to examining the work of the brilliant Japanese fashion designer, particularly her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty and fashion. The galleries demonstrate Kawakubo’s experiments with the spaces “in between,” with the show divided along eight binary lines: Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject and Clothes/Not Clothes. Did we mention that she’s only the second living designer after Yves Saint Laurent to have a solo show at the Met?
Until September 4, metmuseum.org