Rei Kawakubo/ Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between


  • The Met 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10028 United States

From The Met:

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

Featuring approximately 150 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear for Comme des Garçons, from the early 1980s to her most recent collection, objects will be organized into eight aesthetic expressions of interstitiality in Kawakubo's work: Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes, illustrating the designer's revolutionary experiments in "in-betweenness"—the space between boundaries.