rei kawakubo said to be the next subject of a solo exhibition at the met
One of the industry's most elusive designers will have her talent exhibited to the masses.
Fashion is ever-changing, but a constant industry-wide is the love of designer and fashion visionary Rei Kawakubo. The Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market founder has amassed a dedicated following, who jump for joy at the release of every collection and despite her being a woman of few words, (the designer infamously declines almost all interviews), we might finally be getting the chance to get inside the designer's mind as it's believed she'll be the subject of a solo exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art come next May, according to WWD.
Should reports be confirmed, it would be only the second time a living designer has had an exhibition dedicated to them at The Met, after Yves Saint Laurent's exhibition in 1983, organised by legendary editor Diana Vreeland. Until then, we wait with baited breath to see if the Comme archive of inky black, deconstructed garments will be assembled for the world to see. Here's hoping!
Text Lynette Nylander
Photography Danko Steiner
Fashion Director Alastair McKimm
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The Fashion Issue, No. 341, Pre-Spring 2016