Rei Kawakubo at The MET [New York]

The Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibition examines the work of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability.

The thematic show features approximately 140 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection, many with heads and wigs created and styled by Julien d’Ys.

The galleries illustrate the designer’s revolutionary experiments in “in-betweenness”—the space between boundaries. Objects are organized into nine aesthetic expressions of interstitiality in Kawakubo’s work: Absence/Presence, Design/Not Design, Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes. Kawakubo breaks down the imaginary walls between these dualisms, exposing their artificiality and arbitrariness.

www.metmuseum.org

Cyril Foiret

French Trendsetter, living & working in New York : art direction, trend forecasting, styling and designing are part of my daily activities. PS: Sorry for my French, I don't pretend to be a writer and I know that my writing is not the best...






Share on StumbleUpon0Pin on Pinterest22Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+1Email this to someone