Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons

Art of the In-Between

Author: Andrew Bolton

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588396207

Category: Design

Page: 248

View: 4734

Widely recognized as among the most important and influential designers of the past forty years, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons has defined and transformed the visual language of our time. Since her Paris debut in 1981, she has blurred the divide between art and fashion and transformed customary notions of the body, beauty and identity. This lavishly illustrated publication weaves an illuminating narrative around Kawakubo's revolutionary experiments in interstitiality—the space between boundaries. Brilliant new photographs of more than 120 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear for Comme des Garçons, accompanied by Kawakubo's commentary on her designs and creative process, reveal her conceptual and challenging aesthetic as never before. A chronology of Kawakubo's career provides additional context, and an insightful conversation with the author offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind of this fashion visionary.

Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons

Author: Deyan Sudjic

Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns

ISBN: 9780847811960

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 5197

Comme Des Garco̧ns

Author: France Grand

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789302021

Category: Design

Page: 80

View: 3182

Describes how Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo created the firm "Comme des Garcons" in the 1970s, how her style has evolved over the years, and how she combines eastern and western influences

Rei Kawakubo

Author: Rei Kawakubo,Terry Jones

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836538916

Category: Design

Page: 120

View: 3088

Rei Kawakubo is the enigmatic head of innovative Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons. Forever defying conventional thinking, Kawakubo's vision extends beyond clothing to furniture, architecture and graphic design. i-D examines Rei's complex and conceptual world, looking back through the magazine's archives to discover how Kawakubo continues to push boundaries and marry fashion with art in the most unexpected of ways.

Japanese Fashion Designers

The Work and Influence of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo

Author: Bonnie English

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 0857853139

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 8222

Over the past 40 years, Japanese designers have led the way in aligning fashion with art and ideology, as well as addressing identity and social politics through dress. They have demonstrated that both creative and commercial enterprise is possible in today's international fashion industry, and have refused to compromise their ideals, remaining autonomous and independent in their design, business affairs and distribution methods. The inspirational Miyake, Yamamoto and Kawakubo have gained worldwide respect and admiration and have influenced a generation of designers and artists alike. Based on twelve years of research, this book provides a richly detailed and uniquely comprehensive view of the work of these three key designers. It outlines their major contributions and the subsequent impact that their work has had upon the next generation of fashion and textile designers around the world. Designers discussed include: Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Naoki Takizawa, Dai Fujiwara, Junya Watanabe, Tao Kurihara, Jun Takahashi, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Junichi Arai, Reiko Sudo & the Nuno Corporation, Makiko Minagawa, Hiroshi Matsushita, Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Helmut Lang.

Schiaparelli & Prada

Impossible Conversations

Author: Andrew Bolton,Harold Koda

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394549

Category: Fashion design

Page: 215

View: 5804

"The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubia's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles will be presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches"--Publisher's website.

Experimental Fashion

Performance Art, Carnival and the Grotesque Body

Author: Francesca Granata

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784533793

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 217

View: 3086

Experimental Fashion traces the proliferation of the grotesque and carnivalesque within contemporary fashion and the close relation between fashion and performance art, from Lady Gaga's raw meat dress to Leigh Bowery's performance style. Francesca Granata examines the designers and performance artists at the turn of the twenty-first century whose work challenges established codes of what represents the fashionable body. These innovative people, she argues, make their challenges through dynamic strategies of parody, humor, and inversion. Experimental Fashion explores the experimental work of modern designers such as Georgina Godley, Bernhard Willhelm, Rei Kawakubo, and fashion designer, performance artist, and club figure, Leigh Bowery. It also discusses the increased centrality of experimental fashion through the pop phenomenon, Lady Gaga.

ReFUSING Fashion

Rei Kawakubo

Author: Rei Kawakubo,Susanne Hilberry,Harold Koda

Publisher: Museum of Contempoary Art

ISBN: 9780979199141

Category: Design

Page: 138

View: 717

Rei Kawakubo (born 1942) established Comme des Garçons in Tokyo in 1973 and quickly consolidated her stature as one of the three major Japanese designers alongside Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto. Kawakubo's conceptions stem from her background in fine arts and literature rather than from any formal design training. Her fabrication methods, and her collaborations with artists such as the late, great Merce Cunningham, are explored in this survey of her work. ReFusing Fashion presents over 40 key garments, costumes from Kawakubo's Cunningham collaboration, photographs, runway footage and ephemera.

The Model as Muse

Embodying Fashion

Author: Harold Koda,Kohle Yohannan

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588393135

Category: Photography

Page: 223

View: 3018

"Model as Muse" explores fashion's reciprocal relationship to iconic beauties that represent the evolution and changing face of the feminine ideal. Featuring a brief historical overview of the phenomenon of the supermodel, the book begins in the early 20th century and continues to the present day. Dorian Leigh and Lisa Fonssagrives in the 1940s are joined in the 1950s by Dovima, Sunny Harnett, and Suzy Parker. They are followed by Jean "The Shrimp" Shrimpton and Twiggy in the 1960s and Lauren Hutton in the 1970s. The 1980s witnessed such enduring personalities as Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista, while the 1990s brought on Kate Moss, whose edgy, street-inflected style has inspired not only fashion designers, editors, stylists, and photographers, but artists such as Chuck Close and Lucien Freud. With an emphasis on styles from the 1950s onward, the book features designs from the great ready-to-wear and couture houses--Madame Gres, Christian Dior, and Balenciaga in the 1950s; Rudi Gernreich, Yves Saint Laurent, and Cardin in the 1960s; Giorgio di Sant'Angelo and Halston in the 1970s; Christian Lacroix, Versace, Comme des Garcons, and Calvin Klein in the 1980s; and Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, and Alexander McQueen in the 1990s.

Role Models

Author: John Waters

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429944571

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4544

Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich—and happily horrify readers everywhere. Role Models is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities—some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly appealing singer Johnny Mathis—these are the extreme figures who helped the author form his own brand of neurotic happiness. Role Models is a personal invitation into one of the most unique, perverse, and hilarious artistic minds of our time.

Punk

Chaos to Couture

Author: Andrew Bolton,Richard Hell,John Lydon,Jon Savage

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300191855

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 591

Examines the impact of punk on fashion, focusing on its do-it-yourself, rip-it-to-shreds ethos, the antithesis of couture.

Extreme Beauty

The Body Transformed

Author: Harold Koda

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300103123

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 5865

This beautiful and thought-provoking book presents many of the extraordinary and diverse transformations that the body has endured in fashion over time and across cultures. It demonstrates that an undeniable beauty abides throughout the subtle and the radical manipulations that have occurred as part of the continuing evolution of the concept of beauty. Fashion has practiced extreme strategies to portray shifting concepts of the physical ideal. The physical areas of the body have been variously and strategically adjusted. They have been constricted, padded, truncated, or extended to achieve fashion's goal through subtle prostheses, and often, deliberate physical changes. Extreme Beauty incorporates striking examples from the past and present, from Africa, America, China, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia to portray many of the specific ways this has happened.

Future Beauty

30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Author: Akiko Fukai,Rie Nii

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781858945460

Category: Design

Page: 255

View: 2177

Offers a survey of modern fashion in Japan over the last three decades and the designers behind them.

Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons

Art of the In-Between

Author: Andrew Bolton

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588396207

Category: Design

Page: 248

View: 328

Widely recognized as among the most important and influential designers of the past forty years, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons has defined and transformed the visual language of our time. Since her Paris debut in 1981, she has blurred the divide between art and fashion and transformed customary notions of the body, beauty and identity. This lavishly illustrated publication weaves an illuminating narrative around Kawakubo's revolutionary experiments in interstitiality—the space between boundaries. Brilliant new photographs of more than 120 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear for Comme des Garçons, accompanied by Kawakubo's commentary on her designs and creative process, reveal her conceptual and challenging aesthetic as never before. A chronology of Kawakubo's career provides additional context, and an insightful conversation with the author offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind of this fashion visionary.

Style Deficit Disorder

Harajuku Street Fashion - Tokyo

Author: Tiffany Godoy,Ivan Vartanian

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811857963

Category: Design

Page: 237

View: 9899

Nearly two hundred full-color and black-and-white photographs, essays by seminal Japanese fashion editors, and commentary showcase a provocative look at the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo, an area that has become an international style mecca featuring an array of cutting-edge designers and their influential work. 15,000 first printing.

Irving Penn

Centennial

Author: Maria Morris Hambourg,Jeff L. Rosenheim,Alexandra Dennett,Philippe Garner,Adam Kirsch,Harald E.L. Prins,Vasilios Zatse

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588396185

Category: Photography

Page: 371

View: 9924

Irving Penn (1917-2009) was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the twentieth century. Over the course of a nearly seventy-year career, he mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail. This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn's photographers ever compiled–nearly 300 in all–including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published. Celebrating the centennial of Penn's birth, this lavish volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career. An enlightening introduction situates his work in the context of the various artistic, social, and political environments and events that affected the content of his photographs. Lively essays acquaint readers with Penn's primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery; portraits of cultural figures and celebrities; fashion; female nudes; peoples of Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco; and still lifes. Rounding out the book are discussions of Penn's advertising pictures and his painstaking printing processes, as well as an illustrated chronology. Irving Penn: Centennialis essential for any fan of this artist's work or of the history of twentieth-century photography.

Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

Author: Francesca Sterlacci,Joanne Arbuckle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442239093

Category: Design

Page: 746

View: 3646

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,400 cross-referenced entries on designers, models, couture houses, significant articles of apparel and fabrics, trade unions, and the international trade organizations.

Dressing the Decades

Twentieth-Century Vintage Style

Author: Emmanuelle Dirix

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300215525

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 1621

A visually dazzling tour of 20th-century fashion, spotlighting the leading designers and dominant styles of the past 100 years

Heavenly Bodies

Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Author: Andrew Bolton,Barbara Drake Bohem,Marzia Cataldi Gallo,C. Griffith Mann,David Morgan,Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi,David Tracy

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588396452

Category: Design

Page: 336

View: 6287

Since antiquity, religious beliefs and practices have inspired many of the world’s greatest works of art. These masterworks have, in turn, fueled the imaginations of fashion designers in the 20th and 21st centuries, yielding some of the most innovative creations in the history of fashion. Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination explores fashion’s complex and often controversial relationship with Catholicism by examining the role of spirituality and religion in contemporary culture. This two-volume publication connects significant religious art and artifacts to their sartorial expressions. One volume features images of rarely seen objects from the Vatican —ecclesiastical garments and accessories—while the other focuses on fashions by designers such as Cristobal Balenciaga, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Madame Grès, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Jeanne Lanvin, Claire McCardell, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Gianni Versace. Essays by art historians and leading religious authorities provide perspective on how dress manifests—or subverts—Catholic values and ideology.