Admire avant-garde fashion at the Met museum
A study of one of contemporary fashion’s most innovative designers opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute this week. The exhibition features 140 womenswear designs by Rei Kawakubo, the avant-garde Japanese designer behind the Comme des Garçons label, dating from the 1980s to her most recent collection. What’s on display illustrates her artistic approach to dressing the female form – what the show’s curator calls “in-between” or the space between boundaries in which she deconstructs conventions. Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between is on show at the Met in New York until September 4 (www.metmuseum.org).
A photographer takes pictures of Rei Kawakubo designs on display at the Met in New York.