In May, Comme des Garçons will be the subject of “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibition—only the second such show to honor a living designer, the other recipient being Yves Saint Laurent in 1983. Kawakubo is undeniably influential, a cult figure in the industry, but her designs are far from Saint Laurent’s easy trenches and sexy smokings.
In a rare interview, the designer discusses her work and the upcoming exhibition: here.
I’m so excited for this show, have been since I read the announcement on Deadline.
From the gifs I’m seeing, it appears to have been created as a result of some very frustrated costume designers who, after years of making bland outfits and being ignored, decided to make a show where they could do fabulous period costuming with color and vibrance and really show off their skills. Which meant a show about historical sex workers, because colorful fabric was something to catch the eye and be outlandish.
From what I’ve been reading it’s apparently a damn good show with complex female characters, a diverse cast (as would be historically accurate, London of ye olden days was far more diverse than certain people today would have you think), and even some lesbians. I’m so excited to start watching : DDD
Let me paint you a picture. It was early Friday morning. I was out of camp, scouting the goings on in town when our faction came under a potential siege, aka, a bunch of people from another camp walking up to our gates who may or may not have been a threat. Most likely they were just bored… Either way!, the gates to my camp were shut and I couldn’t get back in. So, armed with my dagger and pistol (all three shots!) I told them I could defeat them all!
And you know what? We never got sieged so I guess it must have worked! (Not pictured, the entirety of Dragon Corps also standing protectively in front of our gates). But I dunno, I’m pretty sure it was my terrifying happiness that prevented the attack. I’ll let you decide.
Thanks a million to @theprohobby for this perfectly captured photo!