“Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the in Between” Exhibition at The

posted in: The Arts-News

This year, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum dedicates its retrospective to the Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo, and the exhibition will be inaugurated with the Met Ball on May 1 and then run for four months from May 4 to September 4.

After 1983 with the Yves Saint Laurent retrospective, the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the in Between” is the second exhibition the Costume Institute has ever presented on a living designer.

The exhibition will be organized in eight sections, called: Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject and Clothes/Not Clothes, and the retrospective will present 150 looks displayed in different ways, in order to cover Rei Kawakubo ’s career from her Paris debut in 1981 to the present day.




About “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the in Between” exhibition, the Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor in Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour declared:

“We’ve been courting Rei for years, so the timing is really about her finally feeling more comfortable working with a museum. She was also very clear that this was not going to be a historical survey of her career, but rather something different. The result, is an essay on the art of in-between.”









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