Wednesday, January 26, 2011

one rei

Need these shoes devastatingly so....

Basquiat for the CdG presentation in 1987


(All images generously stolen from

I can only pray to be a quarter cool of Rei Kawakubo when I get to be her age.

"Comme des Garçons, French for "like boys", is a Japanese fashion label headed by Rei Kawakubo.

Comme des Garçons collections are designed in the Comme des Garçons studio in Aoyama, Tokyo and are made in Japan, France, Spain and Turkey. The 1997 spring/summer collection, often referred to the 'lumps and bumps' collection, which contained fabric in bulk and balls on the garments. This led to a collaboration, also in 1997, between Rei Kawakubo and New York-based choreographer Merce Cunningham called 'Scenario'. The 2006 autumn/winter collection dealt with the concept of the 'persona', the different ways we present ourselves to the world. Fusing tailored menswear with more feminine elements such as corsets and flower printed dress fabrics, 'Persona' was another collection that combined the feminine with the masculine by Comme des Garçons."


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