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    Rei Kawakubo’s Wearable Art

    Where fashion and art collide, there’s Rei Kawakubo. The 74-year-old Japanese designer and founder of iconic fashion house Comme des Garçons has been challenging form and the paradigm of style by playing with proportion and turning heads since 1969. Sewing together ideas with an eye for the surreal, and incorporating what she calls “nonfabrics,” Kawakubo no longer makes runway looks fit for everyday wear, but rather for everyday dreaming. That may be why New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will showcase 40 years of the designer’s inimitable, rebellious work starting next month. 

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