For a famously reticent person, Comme des Garçon founder Rei Kawakubo has certainly conjured some wildly OTT clothes over the past four decades.
So bearing that in mind, today’s Met Gala 2017 – themed around an exhibition of the Japanese designer’s work titled The Art of In-Between – was always going to be worlds away from the prettiness of the Oscars red carpet as possible in a fashion-sense.
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Think high fashion gothic with an exaggerated volume twist and you’ll be on track for the Japanese designer’s signature aesthetic.
For Rei Kawakubo, black has always been the new black.
“I have always pursued a new way of thinking about design… by denying established values, conventions and what is generally accepted as the norm,” says Kawakubo, only the second living designer after Yves Saint Laurent to be the sole subject of the fashion spectacle, which was co-chaired this year by Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady and of course, Anna Wintour. “The modes of expression that have always been most important to me are fusion, imbalance, unfinished, elimination and absence of intent.”
These 18 celebs (or more specifically, their stylists) owned the Met Gala 2017 theme
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