LIKE THE BOYS - Rei Kawakubo, between two worlds

COMME DES GARÇONS – Rei Kawakubo, entre Deux Mondes - LECLAIREUR

After Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy in 2008, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in 2011, PUNK: Chaos to Couture in 2013, and Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology last year, the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute opened its annual Spring Exhibit on May 1 to an audience of A-listers. This season's spring exhibition explores the spirit of a designer whose vision has helped redefine notions of fashion and the avant-garde in recent decades... A tribute to Rei Kawakubo, and her work for Comme des Garçonsof course.

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It is thus during the traditional first Monday of May that the Met Gala has gathered faces and names from all disciplines, who came together to proclaim their love for the Japanese designer. And if some have chosen to celebrate the brand on the red carpet ... very blue, others have played the card Monsecard, or slipped into the timeless lines ofOscar de la Renta.

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In 140 silhouettes, Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between highlights how Kawakubo's vision has influenced our perception of fashion, from the early 1980s to her most contemporary creations, and highlights, through them, the profound dualities she transcends. Fashion vs. Anti-Fashion, Object vs. Subject, Unique vs. Multiple: Comme des Garçons has transformed us, for the better.

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