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A Fashion Lovers Dream: Rei Kawakubo's Exhibition at the Met

May 04, 2017

On May 2nd, the Met Gala kicked off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute celebration of Rei Kawakubo’s designs. The event was only for A-listers, but the stunning exhibition will be on view from May 4th until September 4th. Be the first of your friends to experience the challenging show that honors the living artist. It’s the first time since Yves Saint Laurent was honored in 1983, that a living artist has been displayed in a monolithic show.

Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer and founder of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market. She is known for her elaborate and rebellious fashions. 140 designs are on display for your viewing pleasure, but make sure to take an exhibition guide since the walls are left barren with no labels. The effect of the white walls is a stunning meditation on the forms. The exhibition is organized by contrary subjects and reoccurring aesthetic expressions in her work such as: Absence/Presence, Design/Not Design, Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Model/Multiple, High/Low, Then/Now, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes. New York City is known as one of the most cultured cities in the world. Indulge in an experience like no other.

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