Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo. This will be the museum's second time that they have featured a living designer; the first was with Yves Saint Laurent back in 1983.
Costume Institute’s curator, Andrew Bolton, told Vogue, “Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past forty years. By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time.”
The exhibition will feature 120 designs going all the way back to the first collection in 1981 and divided into contrasting themes like East/West, male/female and past/present.
The exhibition opens May 4 with the benefit gala taking place on May 1.