The highly trafficked Comme De Garçon exhibit displayed by the Costume Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum closed September 4th, but before it closed I was able to schedule time to see it. The exhibit, showing pieces from Rei Kawakubo was truly an innovative display. The collection is called clothing has an architectural and otherworldly style to it featuring stark color schemes that really pushes the edges of fashion. The title of the exhibit is “The Art of In Between” is fitting. There is a contrast of feminine fabrics (tule skirts for example) and masculinity (tailored pieces, leather, etc). The clothes settle right in the middle of so many categories from shapes to color schemes. This mix of fabrics and structure is seen more commonly now, but CDG got an exhibit because it innovated the market.
I’ll let a few of the pictures I took speak for themselves.
I wore mid rise black denim flares paired with a beige suede crop top. Picking up the tones of my shirt I slipped on some comfy 2 inch heeled mules. The air was actually brisk that day so I layered an oversized black denim jacket over the ensemble. Wearing the oversized jacket in an off the shoulder style creates a shape and keeps the look on trend. Breaking the black and beige color scheme I accessorized with a super colorful and chunky necklace from Nepal that I picked up from a vendor at a street fair this past summer.
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