The Costume Institute’s Spring exhibition “Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” is ending soon on September 4, 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In case you missed it (ICYMI), here are some Rei/CdG is a selected list of resources and articles I thought our group would find interesting to share with students and researchers:
VOGUE.COM released 2,537 archival 1990s images from 20 Comme des Garçons runway shows starting with the Spring 1991 collection. Read more about it here. Link to view all the Comme des Garçons images here.
Objects in the Costume Institute Collection (if anyone else has CdG pieces in their collection, please share in the comment section below).
Berg Fashion Library & Fashion Photography Archive (for those who have these subscriptions)
A list of books selected by our curatorial staff that we have on reserve at the Costume Institute Library for our docents:
- Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between (Exhibition Catalog)
- Comme des Garçons: Unlimited
- Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion
- Japan Fashion Now
- ReFusing Fashion: Rei Kawakubo
- Rei Kawakubo: Designer Monographs
- The exhibition guide PDF which can be downloaded here.
At the end of the exhibition, we also compile all the press and related news articles related to the Spring show that is cataloged and shared with researchers as well.
And just for fun…..