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Works of / Rei Kawakubo/Commes des Garcons: Art of In-Between

Article written by Kyle Johnson / Sourced images courtesy of www.metmuseum.org
Gabrielle Sauve [Features Director] 
4th May – 4th September, 2017, The Met Fifth avenue


Blood and Roses, Spring 2015 for Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between. Photography Paolo RoversiBody Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body, Spring 1997 for 
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between. Photography Paolo RoversiBlue Witch, Spring 2016 for Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between. Photography Paolo Roversi

Known for her avant-garde designs and ability to question traditional norms through her anti-fashion statements and underground sartorial sentiment, the Met and Commes des Garcons are joining forces for a much anticipated event as part of the The Costume Institute’s spring 2017 schedule called, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the InBetween.” “In blurring the art/fashion divide, Kawakubo asks us to think differently about clothing,” said Thomas P. Campbell, director and chief executive officer of The Met. The show “will explore work that often looks like sculpture in an exhibition that will challenge our ideas about fashion’s role in contemporary culture.” According to the Met’s website, the show will illustrate the designer’s revolutionary experiments in “in-betweenness” — the space between boundaries featuring more than 150 examples of Kawakubo’s women’s wear designs for Comme des Garçons, some even dating back to her first runway show in Paris in 1981. With objects organized into eight aesthetic expressions of interstitiality found in Kawakubo’s work: Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/ Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes, the show seeks to break down the imaginary walls between these dualisms, exposing their artificiality and arbitrariness. To kick off the exhibit, The Met’s Costume Institute Benefit, aka the Met Gala, will take place May 1 with Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Anna Wintour as co-chairs for the big event and Rei Kawukubo as the honorary chair. On view from at The Met Fifth Avenue from May 4 – Sept. 4, 2017, it’s a great opportunity to see an archival of work paying deference to the Japanese designer behind the Comme des Garçons label and the Dover Street Market specialty stores. For tickets and more information, please visit www.metmuseum.org

Images Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons for
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between. Photography Paolo Roversi

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