Though we’re a little over six months from the 2017 Met Gala, we’re already excited because the theme has been announced! The momentous occasion and Costume Exhibition will honor none other than icon Rei Kawakubo:

Kawakubo, in Tokyo this year.

The show is the first exhibition honoring a single, living designer in 33 years. The last was dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent in 1983.


Of the news, the Costume Institute’s Curator Andrew Bolton said, “Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past forty years.” He continued, “By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time.”


120 womenswear designs from Comme des Garçons will be featured in the exhibit, harking all the way back to the iconic brand’s first runway collection in 1981 through to the present.


East/West, Male/Female, Past/Present will be just a few of the vignettes. And no glass will be covering the mannequins outfitting the pieces, so it will be one of the Met’s most up close and personal exhibits yet.


As for the fête, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Anna Wintour will serve as co-chairs.


Mark your calendars for May 1st as that is when the main event goes down. The exhibit will then open on May 4th.


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