Images taken and owned by Mademoiselle Meme.
As briefly mentioned in our piece on the Met Gala in May, this year’s fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art honors designer Rei Kawakubo. Rei Kawakubo/ Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between examines nine expressions of “in-betweenness” in Kawakubo’s collections: Absence/Presence; Design/Not Design; Fashion/Antifashion; Model/Multiple; High/Low; Then/Now; Self/Other; Object/Subject; and Clothes/Not Clothes. It reveals how Kawakubo’s designs occupy the spaces between these dualities and how they resolve and dissolve logic. Kawakubo’s clothes expose artificiality and “emptiness” of conventional dichotomies. Her art of the “in-between” generates meaningful mediations and connections as well as revolutionary innovations and transformations, offering endless possibilities for creation and re-creation.
“Rei Kawakubo/ Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” is on display until September 4.