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Comme Des Garçons Coming to the Met?

Illustration by Hilton Dresden

Designer Rei Kawakubo is rumored to have a retrospective next spring. 

Comme Des Garcons founder and creative director Rei Kawakubo is rumored to be the subject of her own exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, according to WWD.

If the retrospective is confirmed, it will mark the second time ever the Met dedicates an exhibition to a living designer. (The first was Yves Saint Laurent, whose show was curated by Diana Vreeland, in 1983.)

Rei Kawakubo would be more than deserving of the honor: The work she created through her avant-garde label in the early 80s has put her in line with an elite league of fashion vanguards and visionaries. She's credited for launching the "Antifashion" trend in the early '90s, and revolutionarized the way women dress, in part because of her gender-neutral approach to clothing.

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Met's own website only has praise for Kawakubo:

"Kawakubo's empire combines an industrially inspired socialist work ethic with a nearly fanatical desire to purvey clothing as an ever-changing product of its socio cultural environment, citing both neorealism and futurism in runway collections and advertising."

The latest exhibition, Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology, was extended to September 5 to accommodate more visitors.

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