Some friends and I took a trip into the Big Town on Monday to check out a couple exhibits at the Met. One was the Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons exhibit of works spanning some decades. The gallery space was designed specially for this, a collaboration between the artist and the Met, and the whole experience was stunning and ethereal, and sometimes creepy (in a great way). We really enjoyed it, and I wish it had been less crowded even, so I may have spent more time sketching.
We also looked at the Irving Penn retrospective, also pretty damn wonderful and inspiring. Below are some photos from the first exhibit. Enjoy!
2 thoughts on “The Comme des Garçons show at the Met”
Thanks, Luiza. It was such a powerful and inspiring exhibit! The structural use of fabric was more sculptural or architectural than I’ve ever seen, particularly in the garments that worked in opposition to the human form, rather than accommodating it. Really wonderful. I may go back again to sketch more.
…Looking again and again at your photos – thanks for capturing such vivid views from the exhibit! Am totally jealous on the experience of seeing the textures and fibre from that close, it makes such a strong impression! Thank you for sharing this.