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Rei Kawakubo: Refusing Fashion Paperback – 1 Apr 2008


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One of the most elusive fashion designers in the world, Rei Kawakubo of Japan, is known for remaking the forms of clothes. Her sweaters full of holes, jackets with only one sleeve and dresses that are part dress and part pants are unique, yet always wearable. She says she wants to "design clothes that have never yet existed." Her innovative fashion, unique methods of fabrication and collaborations with artists working in many different fields including the great modern choreographer Merce Cunningham, will be explored in a unique installation of her work at MOCAD. The exhibition will include over 40 key garments, costumes from and film of the Cunningham performance, photographs, runway footage and ephemera. The exhibition ReFUSING FASHION: REI KAWAKUBO aims to present a view of Kawakubo's work as a series of interventions and dis-ruptions in the arena of style and fashion: whether her work is thought of as anti-fashion in the world of fashion, or of ugliness and clumsiness in a system classically devoted to good taste, Kawakubo's work is a constant process of renewal of vocabulary and thinking.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal! 8 Jan. 2010
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ReFusing Fashion: Rei Kawakubo is an absolute must-have for any fan of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons. Filled with tons of fantastic installation photos of the exhibition and thoughtful essays about Rei Kawakubo's remarkable designs, the catalog highlights Kawakubo's awe-inspiring life and career in a way that truly captures her constant process of renewal.
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I expected this book would be brand new, and the cover was full of dirt and I can't accept it.
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