Vanessa Friedman, the fashion director and chief fashion critic at The New York Times, hosts a conversation with the president and C.E.O of Comme des Garçons Adrian Joffe and curator in charge of the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Andrew Bolton.
Watch Adrian Joffe, president and C.E.O. of the iconic fashion brand Comme des Garçons in conversation with Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Vanessa Friedman, the fashion director and chief fashion critic at The New York Times. The Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibition examined the work of the Tokyo-born fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional ideas of beauty, good taste and fashionability. The thematic show featured approximately 150 examples of Kawakubo’s women’s wear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection. Join Joffe, Bolton and Friedman for a spirited discussion on the subtleties and creative genius of Rei Kawakubo’s work, and how it continues to defy categorization and the notion of establishment.