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Video | Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçon: Art of the In-Between

in June of 2017, IDSL visited the Costume Institute’s exhibit of select pieces from various collections of Comme des Garçon, headed by designer Rei Kawakubo.

Every other museum designer is taking notes, including yours truly.

The late Alexander McQueen, whose retrospective was also hosted by the Costume Institute, was also deeply connected to and inspired by tartan.

Impressive was how much the exhibit design looks like the flagship store in Chelsea.

One of Rei Kawakubo’s collections was inspired by The Ballet Russe.

Also noted was the feminity of the exhibit, but not in an entirely traditional fixed feminism. Rather one more complicated and expressive. It’s very unapologetic.

Thank you to Rei for your fearless vision, and the Costume Institute for hosting such in such an honorific way.