Met Gala Favorites


This year`s exhibition paid homage to Rei Kawakubo, Japanese artist & designer of the revolutionary Comme des Garcon, and was titled "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between". I have compiled my top looks above, of those who I feel followed the theme and looked amazing doing so. From left to right: Michelle Lamy in Comme des Garçons, Tracee Ellis Ross also in Comme des Garçons, Solange in Thom Browne, Rihanna in Comme des Garçons and Ruth Negga in Valentino. Despite how beautiful these women look, their ensembles do not accentuate their body in a flattering manner; I`m sure you also wondered how they function in what they`re wearing, which is exactly how Kawakubo liked it. Very non-conventional, but so visually appealing.

Rei Kawakubo is the first living designer given a solo show at The Met's Costume Institute since 1983, with the last honoree being Yves Saint Laurent. Kawakubo is known for her very avant-garde, sculpture-like creations and use of the color red. Beauty and functionality are not at all important to Kawkubo... and I love that. It was truly about the fashionz. She was creative and daring with her designs, which she often offers no insight about (another mystery, like Mr. Margiela). Like Lil` Wayne said, what`s the world without enigma?

I really enjoyed this exhibit and have been on the search for some vintage pieces, which are probably way out of my financial league. I mean, that`s never really stopped me before so I hope that I can stumble upon something dope.

For more of Kawkubo`s amazing work, see below for her gallery at the Met exhibition.






 - the broke girl

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