AS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, I AM SURROUNDED BY FASHION.
IT OFTEN PLAYS A ROLE IN MY AESTHETIC AND STUDY FOR PROJECT CONCEPTS.
On May 1, 2017, The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted the Met Gala. The theme for its 2017 Costume Institute exhibition: “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.” The show, which opens on May 4, will be the first monograph show at the museum to focus on a living designer since its Yves Saint Laurent exhibit in 1983.
“Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past forty years,” said the Costume Institute’s curator in charge, Andrew Bolton.
“By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time.”
Comme des Garçons womenswear designs by Kawakubo will feature about 120 looks dating back to the label’s first runway collection in 1981.
The pieces will be arranged by contrasting themes (East/West, male/female, past/present), which touch upon Kawakubo’s fascination with “in-betweenness.”
The mannequins will be placed at eye-level without any glass or other physical barriers between them and the viewer featuring Kawakubo’s designs will also be more accessible than ever.
As is tradition, The Costume Institute Benefit will took place, on May 1, the first Monday of the month.
The party was co-chaired by Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Anna Wintour, with Kawakubo serving as honorary chair.
The exhibit is sponsored by Apple, Condé Nast, Farfetch, H&M, and Maison Valentino.