Well this should make the Met Gala interesting next year!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced that the focus of their Costume Institute’s exhibit in 2017 will be none other than the Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. Kawakubo is only the second living fashion designer to be honored with an exhibit at the Met (the first was Yves Saint Lauren, who was the subject of the 1983 exhibit).
“I have always pursued a new way of thinking about design…by denying established values, conventions, and what is generally accepted as the norm. And the modes of expression that have always been most important to me are fusion…imbalance… unfinished… elimination…and absence of intent,” Kawakubo said in a press release.
The designer is notoriously reclusive and was (unintentionally) the subject of a very bizarre rant in the Observer earlier this year involving her interview with freelance writer Jacques Hyzagi.
The exhibit will run from May 4 through September 4th. The Met Gala (which is what we know you really care about) will happen on May 1st, with Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Anna Wintour as chairs and Rei Kawakubo acting as honorary chair.
Somehow, we can’t see her hobnobbing with the Kardashians, but we can’t wait to see them try.