ICYMI: Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons

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.

Björk photographed by Inez and Vinoodh and styled by Mel Ottenberg in Comme des Garçons for the cover of T’s Spring 2015 Women’s Fashion issue.

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).

Rare images from the lookbook & ephemera collection in the Costume Institute Library on VOGUE.COM

A Conservator’s View of “Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” 

6 Life Lessons from Rei Kawakubo by Lynn Yaeger

7 Key Themes in Rei Kawakubo’s Career by Alexander Fury 

Matthew Schneier’s interview with Rei Kawakubo for the NY Times

Roberta Smith’s review of the exhibition for the NY Times

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:

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…..

Anthony Rucio’s 2017 Met Gala Rei Kawakbuo Inspiration for Dogs 

Rei Kawakubo’s Funny, Topsy-Turvy Fashion