Dan Evans, President & Creative Director of Goldsmith, attended a VIP tour of the "Comme des Garçons" show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition examines the work of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability. The exhibition has received some fantastic reviews, with Dan describing it as a "Must See".
The show features approximately 140 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear, dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection, many with heads and wigs created and styled by Julien d'Ys. The galleries illustrate the designer's revolutionary experiments in "in-betweenness"—the space between boundaries. Objects are organized into nine aesthetic expressions of interstitiality in Kawakubo's work: Absence/Presence, Design/Not Design, Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes. Kawakubo breaks down the imaginary walls between these dualisms, exposing their artificiality and arbitrariness.
To preview the exhibition, please watch this incredible video below which was created by the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art website at: www.metmuseum.org