A survey of the designer’s creations for Comme des Garçons is possibly the punkest show ever put on by the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute.
The Outlandish and Beautiful Juxtapositions of Rei Kawakubo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute dedicates its second solo show of a living designer to Rei Kawakubo, who started her daring clothing label Comme des Garçons in 1973.
The Work of a Fashion Photographer Who Despised the Fashion World
Deborah Turbeville’s photographs are dark, emotive landscapes that just happened to feature fine attire.
3D-Printed Shoes and Dresses that Move on Their Own
BOSTON — Texture, structure, and motion are the center of #techstyle, which opened last month at the Museum of Fine Arts here.
Transcending Trends: Charles James at the Anna Wintour Costume Center
Charles James is probably not a name that is as instantly recognizable in fashion as Coco Chanel or Christian Dior, but as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion shows us, his work and legacy transcend the zeitgeist and ushers us back to a period of supreme, magnificent decadence in American fashion.
Louis Vuitton Spots New Japanese Artist, Same Old Accessories Expected
I find it exciting when fine art fuses with fashion, and Louis Vuitton’s recently announced collaboration with Yayoi Kusama may produce some spectacularly spotted goods. Interestingly, this pairing coincided with former LV collaborator Takashi Murakami’s newly unveiled installation at Qatar Museums Authority, which witnessed a departure from the Japanese artist’s signature Superflat subject matter.
Is Fashion Art, Style Icons & Other Topics with the Director of the Museum at FIT
Among the cringe-worthy capitalizing on alternative lifestyles and incessant branding that permeates the fashion industry, it’s difficult to carve out a public forum to discuss the cultural, political and intellectual importance of what we wear. But the director and chief curator of the Museum at FIT, Valerie Steele is doing a good job as one of the few public personas who speak openly about the importance of clothing and adornment and her latest show on style icon Daphne Guinness.
5 Fashion Designers Who Deserve Met Retrospectives
So Alexander McQueen was honored with a retrospective at the Met’s Costume Institute, but the real question is, who’s next? We may end up finding our answer in an obituary, but for now let’s look at some retrospective-worthy designs and designers.