Marking the first ever living designer to be featured in a monograph exhibit since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be featuring over 150 masterpieces by Rei Kawakubo, exploring her many revolutionary designs from the 1980s till now, at the Costume Institute.
Broken into various themes, the exhibit will focus on eight unique expressions found in Rei's works: Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes. Kawakubo breaks down the imaginary walls between these dualisms, exposing their artificiality and arbitrariness.
On the coming exhibit, the renowned curator of the Met's Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton says, "If, as Andy Warhol proposed, ‘Business art is the step after art,’ Rei is his fashion manifestation."
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between is set to open its doors to public from 4th May 2017 to 4th September 2017 at the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum.
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