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This 2017, the Costume Institute’s spring exhibition is set to feature the thoughtful and expansive works of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo at The Metropolitan Museum in New York. She is known in many circles for fashion-label, Comme des Garçons, and retail-fashion company, Dover Street Market. Kawakubo has also challenged the norms that have dominated the fashion space throughout her illustrious career. The show will feature approximately 150 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection. Visitors will be able to experience first-hand the duality that Kawakubo proposes, along with her profound eye for design.

The exhibition is set to open on May 4th until September 4th, 2017. Learn more about the exhibition here. 

If you’re unable to visit, you can purchase the accompanying book showcasing more than 120 of Rei Kawakubo’s designs at The Met Store

Watch Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute discuss the upcoming exhibition below.


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