Why the Rei Kawakubo exhibition at the Met Museum is a must-see


If you are looking for a fashion exhibition that is more parts art than it is fashion, one that will encourage you to think about what we’re communicating through what we put on our backs, may we present the Rei Kawakubo exhibition at the Met Museum.

Rei Kawakubo is fashion’s recluse, she’s not going to be making an appearance on your Snapchat feed or even giving interviews to your favourite fashion magazines. She is not interested in being a ‘celebrity’ she wants to make clothes that sit apart from what you might see in your local high street store. She wants to create clothes that push boundaries and standard definitions (what is beauty? what is high end fashion? what is street wear?) and make you think about the role of fashion and clothes to protect, or to transform you into a walking sculpture.

Luckily, Kawakubo agreed to the latest exhibition and so the general public get a chance to marvel in her magic. The show is set against a sparse white background, so that the creations are front and centre, and features pieces from her 1990s shows up to now.

Comme des Garçons at The Met

We got a press preview, so here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll see and even more reasons to grab a ticket asap. The exhibition runs from May 4th 2017 – Sept 2017. Grab tickets here.




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