The annual MET Gala has been a tremendous platform in showcasing designs from celebrated talent all round the globe. It is an institutional event that honors young as well as professional fashion designers. Not to mention the celebrity brigade displaying haute-couture outfits on the red carpet, attending the themed MET Gala every year.
The NEW YORK’S Metropolitan Museum of Art has already chosen it’s theme for the year 2017 – Comme des Garçons. The fashion exhibit is touted to be from the renowned Japanese designer Rei Kawakub. She will be the first living designer since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983 to be the sole subject of the MET exhibition.
Rei Kawakubo was born on 11th October, 1942, in Tokyo, Japan. She is an independent Japanese fashion designer who is known for the bizarre, abstract, and unconventional clothing designs. She founded the Comme des Garçons label in 1969. She is counted among the most influential designers of the 20th century. Her avant-garde collections are made largely for the strong independent career woman. Her fashion sense disapproves Western tastes and in contrast features oversized, loosely knit, and disheveled looks. They are sometimes recognized as anti-fashion because she finds over-exposing unsexy and boring. Dubbed as Hiroshima Chic or Bag Lady she definitely possesses a unique sense of style.
For the first time the exhibits will be presented without any glass or physical barrier. The pieces will be arranged right from her first runway show to the present according to various themes. A total 120 outfits from the Comme des Garçons womenswear line will feature in the fashion exhibition. It will open on May 4, 2017.
The main Met Gala event will take place on May 1, with Rei Kawakubo as honorary chair along with Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams who have launched a fragrance line in collaboration with Comme des Garçons in 2014. On that note, it will be interesting to see the high society fashion crowd dressed in the Comme des Garçons theme for the MET ball.
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