Who’s excited that it’s finally the first Monday in May? In just a few hours, everyone who’s anyone will be strutting up the red-carpeted stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the event that’s been called the Super Bowl of fashion. And if the Met Gala is the Super Bowl, Rei Kawakubo is Tom Brady, (who happens to be a host this year.) The 74-year-old Founder and Creative Director for the avant-garde label Comme des Garçons is being honored this year both at the event itself and at the Costume Institute’s Spring 2017 exhibit, which will showcase her visionary designs.
Kawakubo’s creations are works of art in and of themselves, so let’s see how they measure up to works by some of the art world’s best-known big shots.
Comme des Garçons Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear; Georges Braque, Piano and Mandola, 1909-10
Comme des Garçons Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear; Georgie O’Keefe, Flower of Life II, 1925
Comme des Garçons Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear; Ruth Asawa, Untitled, 1955
Comme des Garçons Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear; Yayoi Kusama, Accumulation No. 1, 1962
Comme des Garçons Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear; Louise Nevelson, Untitled, c. late 1970s
Comme des Garçons Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear; Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986
Comme des Garçons Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear; Sol LeWitt, Black Bands in Two Directions, 1991
Comme des Garçons Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear; Frank Stella, QUEEN MAB (D-21, 1X), 1992
Comme des Garçons Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear; Cy Twombly, Untitled (Bacchus), 2008
Comme des Garçons Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear; Sue Williams, War of the Testicles, 2010
Featured image// Vogue, Artsy (Florine Stettheimer, Spring Sale at Bendel’s, 1921)