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Not Making Clothing, Summer 2014 Photo Paolo Roversi

This yearly fashion exhibition at the Met museum NYC, will pay tribute to one of the most important japanese designers in the world: Rei Kawakubo, from Commes des Garcons.

Rei opened her frst boutique in 1975, in Paris,and in 1981,  she was showing her first collection in a runway show. She is considered the queen of  deconstruction, and is always pushing boundaries between the ugly and politically correct, in fashion.

Rei, won a Fashion Group International Award.

In 2004, a  guerrilla pop-up store opened it’s doors in Berlin, and later,  Dover Street Market in NYC, London, and Ginza followed. DSM is one of the most original and creative places to visit.  Always provocative,  it’s a very interesting spot to find  upcoming and also  established luxury designers. I love the concept,  and always find it inspirational.

Rei  also had a collaboration with H&M during 2008 and was a huge success.

She rarely gives interviews and prefers not to be photographed.

Body meets Dress, Dress meets Body, 1997 Photo Paolo Roversi

Ceremony of Separation, Autumn 2015/2016 Photo Paolo Roversi

The thematic show at NYC most important museum, will feature approximately 150 items of Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection.

The galleries will illustrate the designer’s revolutionary experiments in “in-betweenness”—the space between boundaries. 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.

Let’s hope the exhibition becomes a new success for the MET, and a big attraction both for  upcoming fashion designers and worldwide fashionistas.

 Last monday ‘s Gala,  was a runway of fashion & antifashion looks with celebrities and models playing a key role on such big event.

The exhibition opens May 4, and runs until September4, 2017

                                          Thank you MET press office for the images.

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