PYPER AMERICA SMITH AND BRANDON THOMAS LEE

Real-life couple and famed social media influencers Pyper America Smith and Brandon Thomas Lee stand out in any crowd–single or attached. Fame runs in the family for both; Pyper’s band, The Atomics, comprised of her sisters and top-model brother, Lucky Blue, most recently appeared in the H&M Loves Coachella campaign. Dolce & Gabbana poster boy Brandon is the son of bombshell Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue founding member Tommy Lee. Sharing their spark in front of the camera, the couple time travel to the futuristic bedroom from Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, at The 14th Factory in L.A.

On Pyper: Dress by Helo Rocha
On Brandon: Blazer by SAND Copenhagen, Shirt and tie by Thomas Wylde

All Clothing by Dolce & Gabbana All Clothing by Raisa & VanessaLeft: Shirt by Louis Vuitton, Pants by Ron Tomson, Shoes by Christian Louboutin
Right: On Pyper: All Clothing by The Blonds; On Brandon: Shirt by Thomas Wylde, Pants by Shoreditch, Ring by Chrome Hearts, Watch by RolexBlazer by BRNC, Pants by Ron Tomson, Jacket by Ports 1961, Shoes by Cesare PaciottiLeft Page: Dress by Missoni, Choker by Zana Bayne, Rings by Le Vian
Right Page: On Pyper: Dress by Helo Rocha; On Brandon: Blazer by SAND Copenhagen, Shirt and tie by Thomas Wylde

 

SUPREME X LOUIS VUITTON

Supreme has emerged as a player in the world of high fashion. The evolution from a skateboarding supply store in 1994 to an internationally recognized streetwear powerhouse, Supreme has constantly impressed and acted as a pioneer in the fashion industry. The cult-like following often elects to pay double or triple the retail price of the clothes in order to attain the highly coveted pieces via resale sites, such as eBay or Grailed. With its most recent collaboration, Supreme has elected to once again push its limits and enter the world of high fashion. The new collaboration with Parisian fashion titan Louis Vuitton features bags, jackets, scarves, tees, and accessories.

THEM PANTS AINT EVEN COMING OUT THO

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A$AP Rocky models the unreleased Supreme X Louis Vuitton monogram logo pants.

Louis Vuitton and Supreme have shared history dating back to 2000, when Louis Vuitton sued the NY streetwear brand for mimicking its iconic monogram design on their skateboard decks. Despite their tumultuous introduction, the collaboration has managed to meld two seemingly polarized audiences into a cult following. Similarly, brands such as Vetements have sold collaborations with Champion, as well as many other seemingly incongruous brands, by taking the norm and making it into a luxury artifact. In this recent collaboration, pieces such as the Red Louis Vuitton trunks outfitted with the famous Supreme box logo, the monogrammed denim jackets, and the infamous Supreme/Louis Vuitton box logo tee have come under fire for their high prices, but said high prices don’t seem to deter the fans. In fact, the luxury price point and limited quantity inspire even more frenzied competition.  

@louisvuitton ON GO

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Travis Scott wearing the coveted Supreme X Louis Vuitton box logo tee and sunglasses.

The pop-up shops, located in Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Paris, London, Miami, Houston, and Los Angeles, generated colossal lines within hours of their announcement. These pop-up shops are the first opportunity that the public has to purchase items from this collection, and fans are determined to be a part of the historic collaboration. However, Louis Vuitton has stated that the release will be extremely limited, indicating that the fervor is not for naught. The mania has caused streets to shut down, and police intervention has been necessary in order to keep streets and sidewalks clear. Supreme has proven that it is able to thrive in the ever-changing world of fashion, and cement itself as a heavyweight contender in the luxury and streetwear worlds today.

Supreme®/Louis Vuitton® Fall 2017. For more info go to louisvuitton.com #LVxSupreme

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Supreme shows off their spin on their classic bomber jacket

CONFIRMED POP-UP STORE LOCATIONS/DATES

LA

833 E 3rd St

PARIS

4 Rue du Pont Neuf.

BEIJING

北京 798

LONDON

180 The Strand

SYDNEY

95 Roscoe Street

Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

TOKYO

C-1, 5-3-18

Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku

June 30 – July 13, 2017

Monday to Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. local time

Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

Article by Sol Thompson | Featured Photo Courtesy of © Supreme NYC via supremenyc.com

BEAUTY IN ALL

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Photography by Greg Swales | Styling by Marc Anthony George | Casting by Gabriel Rey | Creative Direction by Louis Liu | Poem and Edit by Dustin Mansyur

 

 

IRIS07_BeautyInAll-11From Left To Right: Hua @ Wilhelmina Models Instagram @huaever | Meghan Collison @ New York Models, Instagram @omgitsmeg | Alima @ Supreme Instagram @alimalaf | All Clothing by Roberto Cavalli

IRIS07_BeautyInAll-16From Left to Right: Antonino Russo @ Request Models Instagram @antonino_russo | Sweater, Jacket, Pants, and Sneakers by Versace | Saloman Diaz @ Soul Artists Management Instagram @salomon.diaz | Jacket and Pants by Versace Boots by Dior Homme | Vito Basso @ Soul Artists Management Instagram @vitobss | Sweater and pants by Versace, Vintage Boots, Stylist’s studio

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Shaughnessy @ New York Models Instagram @ shaughnessybrown | Jacket, skirt and boots by JW Anderson, Bra by Prada

IRIS07_BeautyInAll-23Jillian Mercado @ IMG Models Instagram @jilly_peppa | Bra and Choker by Zana Bayne, Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier dress from Screaming Mimi’s Vintage, Socks and boots, model’s own
IRIS07_BeautyInAll-24Deion Smith @ IMG Models Instagram @deiondsmith | Jacket and pants by Prada Suspenders, stylist’s studio, Shoes by Roberto Cavalli
IRIS07_BeautyInAll-22From Left to Right: Armand Puszta @ Soul Artist Management Instagram @armandpuszta | Jacket and shoes by Roberto Cavalli, Shirt and Pants by Valentino | Avie Acosta Instagram @avie.acosta | Trench Coat by Valentino, Bra by Zana Bayne, Shoes by Roberto Cavalli | Jordan Paris @ Soul Artist Management Instagram @jordanwparis | Tuxedo and Shoes by Valentino, Shirt by Levi’s

IRIS07_BeautyInAll-21Daisuke Ueda @ IMG Models Instagram @uedaisuke | Harness by Zana Bayne Shirt, pants, and shoes by Burberry
IRIS07_BeautyInAll-20From Left to Right: Dustin Bice @ ANTI MGT Instagram @biceofficial | Kiara @ Elite Models Instagram @kikibarnez | Shirts and Pants by Hood by Air, Boots, stylist’s studio
IRIS07_BeautyInAll-19Aqua Bell Parios @ Heroes Model Management Instagram @aqua | Vintage Levi’s Dress from Screaming Mimi’s Vintage, Sleeve by Gypsy Sport, Shoes by Versace

IRIS07_BeautyInAll-14Diego Villarreal @ Soul Artist Management Instagram @ddiegovillarreal | All Clothing by Dior Homme

IRIS07_BeautyInAll-13From Left To Right: Molly Constable @Jag Models Instagram @mollyconstable | Harness by Zana Bayne, Vintage blouse from Screaming Mimi’s Vintage, Pants and boots, model’s own | Cindy Waiter Instagram @hellcat444 | Jacket by Levis Harness by Zana Bayne Dress, jewelry and boots, models own

IRIS07_BeautyInAll-12From Left To Right: Yves Matthieu @ Heroes Model Management Instagram @the_yvesdropper | Harness and pants by Preston Douglas, Shoes by Converse | Diana Veras @ Jag Models Instagram @mynamesdiana | Choker by Preston Douglas Shirt, shorts and shoes by Jil Sander

Hair by Anthony Joseph Hernandez using Bumble and Bumble | Makeup by Agata Helena using Stila and Makeup Forever | Photographer’s 1st assistant Pierre Bonnet, 2nd assistant Casey Frankli | Digital Tech Jean Claude | DP/Digital Manager Casey Showalter | Senior Digital Tech Nick Korompilas | Social Media Coordinator Brian Lynch.

BTS Videographer & editor Lavo Clemente, assistant Bharat Padhiyar | Interview by Keila Ramirez | Produced by XTheStudio | Stylist Assistants: Benjamin Price and Sam Knoll | Hair assistant Ben Martin | Makeup assistant Mable Pang | Special Thanks To Pier59 Studios.

REBEL REBEL

IRIS07_RebelRebel-1Dress by Kelsey Randall | Trousers Alon Livne | Earrings by Alibi | Necklace by BRIWOK Jewelry

IRIS07_RebelRebel-2IRIS07_RebelRebel-3Dress by Roberto Cavalli | Hat by Purple passion DV8 | Earrings by Wendy Faye Jewelry and Molly Cutler Jewelry

IRIS07_RebelRebel-4Suit by DKNY | Beret by Hat House New York | Earrings by Akko Su and Wendy Faye Jewelry

IRIS07_RebelRebel-5Suit by Versace | Boots by Pleaser

IRIS07_RebelRebel-6Top by SONGRYOO | Pants by DKNY | Beret by Hat House New York | Earring s by Mollie Cutler Jewelry

IRIS07_RebelRebel-7Leather Hat by Purple Passion DV8 | Latex Body suit by Atsuko Kudo | Safety pin earrings by Laruicci | Earring by Alibi | Necklace by BRIWOK Jewelry

IRIS07_RebelRebel-8Sweater by DKNY | Jumpsuit by SONGRYOO | Earring by Laruicci

IRIS07_RebelRebel-9Trench by Michael Kors | Hat by Purple Passion DV8 | Boots by Pleaser | Rings by Alibi | Avocet Jewelry and Redwolf PDX | Necklaces by BRIWORK Jewelry | Bracelet by Avocet Jewelry | Earrings by Laruicci

Hair & Makeup by Galvin Mason | Stylist assistant Clinton Rogers

Photography by Ace Amir | Styling by Jahulie Elizalde Model Nykhor Paul @ Muse Management

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

Dress by The Blonds

Sweater & Skirt by Carven | Leather corset by Zana Bayne

Top by PAMPLEMOUSSE | Jacket & Pants by Wesley Berryman | Hat by Hat House New York

Top by Patricia Padrón | Pants by Wesley Berryman | Hat by Anya Caliendo

Jumpsuit by Marna Ro |  Hat by Anya Caliendo | Shoes by Christian Louboutin

Corset by The Blonds | Coat by HOMIC | Trousers by Ex In nitas | Shoes by Jil Sander

Shirt by HOMIC | Sequin shorts & sleeves by Queenie Cao

Top by PAMPLEMOUSSE | Earrings by Roberto Cavalli

Trench by NAMILIA | Shirt by Jil Sander | Hat by PAMPLEMOUSSE

Hair by Sonny Molina using Davines | Makeup by Nicole Ossandon Using MAC Cosmetics, Urban Decay, Makeup Forever and Chanel | Production by XTheStudio | Stylist assistants Katie Brannock and Brendon Alexander

Photography by Franco Schicke | Styling by Jahulie Elizalde Model Hyun Ji Shin @ IMG Models
Art Direction by Louis Liu | Editor Marc Sifuentes

IN THE FLESH

IRIS07_InTheFlesh-2Bodysuit by Alix, Earrings by Rachel Comey

ON EYES: MARC JACOBS highliner Gel Pencils “IN the BUFF” and “VIOLET femme”
ON SKIN: MARC JACOBS “Dew Drops Coconut Gel” Highlighter and “Airblush Flesh & Fantasy”
ON LIPS: MARC JACOBS Enamored High Shine Lip Lacquer “Skin Deep”

IN HAIR: SHU UEMURA Depsea Foundation, Cotton Uzu, and Sheer Lacquer

IRIS07_InTheFlesh-1Swimsuit by ALIX 
Earrings by Luz Ortiz 
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ON EYES: MARC JACOBS “SUNSET”, “GOLD CRUSH”, and “MARI HIGHLINER GEL”
ON SKIN: MARC JACOBS “Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter” and “Airblush Flesh & Fantasy” 
ON LIPS: MARC JACOBS Enamored High Shine Lip Lacquer “Skin Deep” 
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IN HAIR: SHU UEMURA Depsea Foundation, Cotton Uzu, and Sheer Lacquer.

IRIS07_InTheFlesh-3Dress by Bally
Earrings by Aurélie Biderman

ON EYES: MARC JACOBS “SUNSET”, “GOLD CRUSH”, and “MARI HIGHLINER GEL”
ON SKIN: MARC JACOBS “DEW DROPS COCONUT GEL HIGHLIGHTER” AND “AIRBLUSH FLESH & FANTASY”
ON LIPS: MARC JACOBS ENAMORED HIGH SHINE LIP LACQUER “SKIN DEEP”

IN HAIR: SHU UEMURA Depsea Foundation, The Essence Absolue, and Sheer Lacquer

IRIS07_InTheFlesh-4Dress by Prabal Grung Earrings by Luz Ortiz

ON EYES: MARC JACOBS “SUNSET”, “GOLD CRUSH”, and “MARI HIGHLINER GEL” 
ON SKIN: MARC JACOBS “Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter” and “Airblush Flesh & Fantasy”
ON LIPS: MARC JACOBS Enamored High Shine Lip Lacquer “Skin Deep”

IN HAIR: SHU UEMURA Depsea Foundation, Cotton Uzu, and Sheer Lacquer

IRIS07_InTheFlesh-5Bodysuit by Lisba
Earrings by Leight Miller 
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ON EYES: MARC JACOBS “BLUE me away HIGHLINER”. 
ON LIPS: MARC JACOBS New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel “Strange Magic” 
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IN HAIR: SHU UEMURA Wonder Worker, Essence Absolue and The Detail Master 
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Manicure by Naok Saita @ Art List Using PRITI NYC “222-Coronation” 

IRIS07_InTheFlesh-6Dress by Prabal Grung
Earrings by Luz Ortiz

ON EYES: MARC JACOBS “SUNSET”, “GOLD CRUSH”, and “MARI HIGHLINER GEL” 
ON SKIN: MARC JACOBS “Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter” and “Airblush Flesh & Fantasy”
ON LIPS: MARC JACOBS
Enamored High Shine Lip Lacquer “Skin Deep”

IN HAIR: SHU UEMURA Depsea Foundation, Cotton Uzu, and Sheer Lacquer

Art Direction by Louis Liu, Casting by DaVian Lain, Set Design by Cecilia Elguero @ Kate Ryan Inc. Digital Tech Heng Qing Zhao, Stylist Assistants Victoria Brekke and Julia Corniere

REI KAWAKUBO/COMME DES GARCONS: ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN

Rei Kawakubo is a designer’s designer. Throughout the course of her 44-year long career, her work has showcased her as a premiere fine artist whose medium is fabric. Rei’s work moves beyond the human body, pushing past the boundaries of commerce and fashion and transcending into the poetic and conceptual world of thought. The late designer Lee Alexander McQueen said of Rei, “I think that every designer you ask will be influenced by Rei in one way or another but what makes them a good designer is them moving the Rei concept on for their own label – the tulle over a suit, masking a jacket over a coat, pearls trapped inside layers of fabric – moving it forward, not just taking it, digesting it and regurgitating it the same way.” Kawakubo, though short of stature and reserved in nature, is a goliath in the fashion world whose influence has extended through every level, down to the world of high street (Comme des Garcons’ collaboration with H&M is one of the most successful and well regarded to date). She has been accredited to influencing Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, and has affected the worlds of technology, architecture, interior design, and many other creative industries due to her innovative thinking and the hands-on approach she takes to every aspect of her brand: from store design to web interface.

IRIS07_ReiKawakubo-1Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969), Body Meets Dress-Dress Meets Body, spring/summer 1997; Comme des Garçons. Photograph by © Paolo Roversi; Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kawakubo began her career as an outsider to the fashion world, studying fine art and literature at Keio University in Tokyo, this experience led to a deep understanding of the arts, poetry, and philosophy which can be seen in every garment and presentation that Kawakubo creates. After finishing her education, Kawakubo found herself working in the advertising department for a textile company, then as a freelance stylist, and subsequently designing for and launching her own label Comme des Garcons in 1973. Her label arrived on the Japanese fashion scene at the same time as Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake, but what set her designs apart was her outsider view of fashion as a vehicle of sculpture and fine art rather than being formally trained in the classical ways of making clothing. In the early 1980’s she created an uproar at her debut Paris fashion show where journalists labeled her clothes ‘Hiroshima chic’ due to her frayed fabrics, distressed garments, dark color palette, and general aversion to traditional beauty.

Since the 1980’s, Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons have revolutionized the world of art, fashion, and design. The house has collaborated with many notable brands such as H&M, Converse All Star, Nike, Moncler, Chrome Hearts, Louis Vuitton, Supreme, and many others. Every fashion, art, and cultural influencer in the industry has been touched by Rei’s work in one way or another. Previous IRIS cover star and world famous milliner, Stephen Jones, once said in an interview, “Now, if you ask any designer who their favorite designer is, or who do they most respect, they will say Rei Kawakubo. I think that’s because she is a true original. She’s stuck to her guns. She does difficult things that are beautiful.” The work of Comme des Garcon is so richly layered throughout the decades that the upcoming retrospective exhibition delineates just an aspect of the beautiful work she has created.

Rei has always denied traditional titles of “fashion designer” or “artist, but prefers the more humble and interpretive epithet “clothes maker.” Recently, however, she’s begun to consider fashion as a form of art, and it is no doubt that the garments of Comme des Garcons are a fusion between art and fashion. This is a new inbetween space for Rei, at least on the level of self-awareness. Andre Bolton, the Head Curator of the exhibition, remarked: “She’s long occupied and explored another in-between space— Fashion/Commerce. From the outset of her career, Rei always viewed the creation of fashion and the business of fashion as a unified project. If, as Andy Warhol proposed, “Business Art is the step after Art,” Rei is its fashion manifestation. In this respect, Rei is an enigma, since her artistic practice remains legible and assertive, even in the context of its commerciality. Ultimately, it’s within this elastic zone between Fashion/Commerce that Rei’s “art of the in-between” occupies and most powerfully expresses itself.”

IRIS07_ReiKawakubo-3Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969), Blue Witch, spring/summer 2016; Courtesy of Comme des Garçons. Photograph by © Paolo Roversi; Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

On display through September 4, 2017, the exhibition at the Metropolitan of Art’s Costume Institute is entitled Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between. The retrospective exhibition is an examination of Kawakubo’s fascination with interstitiality, or the space between boundaries. This in-between space is revealed in Kawakubo’s work as an aesthetic sensibility, establishing an unsettling zone of oscillating visual ambiguity that challenges conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability. Rei Kawakubo, speaking of her own design choices, said, “I have always pursued a new way of thinking about design…by denying established values, conventions, and what is generally accepted as the norm. And the modes of expression that have always been most important to me are fusion…imbalance… unfinished… elimination…and absence of intent.” Not a traditional retrospective, this thematic exhibition will be The Costume Institute’s first monographic show on a living designer since the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in 1983. The Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas P. Campbell, remarks that “In blurring the art/fashion divide, Kawakubo asks us to think differently about clothing. Curator Andrew Bolton will explore work that often looks like sculpture in an exhibition that will challenge our ideas about fashion’s role in contemporary culture.”

Kawakubo has broken the barrier between art and commerce by constantly searching for “newness”. Andre Bolton remarked that, “For Rei, however, her clothes are simply expressions of her endless search for originality or what she calls “newness.” In 1979—two years before her Paris debut—Kawakubo declared in an interview wit The New York Times: “I felt I should be doing something more directional, more powerful … [so] I decided to start from zero, from nothing, to do things that have not been done before, things with a strong image.” The concept of starting from nothing, a constant quest for reinvention, has ingrained itself into Rei’s design process. This is a mantra that guides Rei’s design decisions and creates fashions that not only stand apart from the genealogy of clothing but also resist and confound interpretation. She blurs the lines between garment and sculpture by obliterating our preconceived notions of the “shirt” or the “dress.”

Rei rarely has given any interviews. In fact, in one now fabled interview she reportedly drew a circle in black ink on a sheet of white paper and walked out; this served as an “explanation” to her then-collection Body Meets Dress — Dress Meets Body. Susannah Frankel, the fashion journalist who witnessed this performance, interpreted Rei’s answer as a demonstration of the collection’s indecipherability. Through the symbol of a circle, Rei was expressing the essential meaning of every collection: emptiness. Rei seems to enjoy confounding the editors, critics, and consumers of her work by offering obscure titles that serve to only muddy the waters of understanding. Bolton says of this Kawakubo phenomenon, “At best, they provide a code to be deciphered; at worst they serve as a red herring designed to divert, distract, and ultimately bewilder. Rei’s titles, like the collections themselves, can be read as Zen koans or riddles devised to expose the futility of interpretation. In Zen philosophy, koans are designed to confound the intellect by rendering analytical reasoning impossible. The most famous koan is mu, which roughly translates as emptiness. (…) It’s also central to the work of Rei, who as early as 1985 declared in Interview magazine: ‘The void is important.’”

Comme des Garcons is made up, conceptually, of space and emptiness. Most designers work to create volume and use materiality to take up space, but for Rei it is oftentimes more important to highlight the void — the space between. The exhibition’s title, “The Art of the In-Between”, comes from this poetic absence of space and Rei’s masterful hand at balancing tension between eight recurring themes: fashion/anti-fashion; design/not design; model/multiple; then/now; high/low; self/other; object/subject; and clothes/not clothes; all of which are explored in the Met’s retrospective exhibition in organized zones. “In her work, Rei breaks down the false walls between these dualisms, exposing their artificiality and arbitrariness.” remarks Bolton informing about the inspiration behind the curation.

IRIS07_ReiKawakubo-2Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969), Blue Witch, spring/summer 2016; Courtesy of Comme des Garçons. Photograph by © Paolo Roversi; Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The first section of the sprawling exhibition—“Fashion/Anti-fashion”—centers on the early work of Comme des Garcons which debuted in Paris in the early 1980’s. The Parisian press had very strong reaction to the work owing to Rei’s apparent repudiation of Western fashion and its conventions. Bolton remarks, “These collections are significant for introducing the concepts of mu or emptiness, expressed through Rei’s monochromatic— principally black—color palette, and ma or space, expressed through outsized, loose-fitting garments that created a void between skin and fabric, and between body and clothes. (…) Wabi and sabi are aesthetic principles rooted in Zen Buddhism and are closely associated with the art of the tea ceremony. Wabi denotes decay and transience, while sabi denotes poverty and simplicity.” In Rei’s work, these Zen concepts are expressed through her work as asymmetrical forms, irregular finishes and trims, and imperfect creations.The tailoring and technical mechanics of dress-making are very important to Rei because they highlight the importance of the unfinished. Rei is the archetypal modernist designer. This modernism is most ardently expressed in her constant search for originality and “newness”. Rei is fascinated by the tension between originality and reproduction and between elite and popular culture, drawing parallels to other avant-garde modernists such as Warhol, Duchamp, and many other fine artists who play with similar themes.

Rei’s revolutionary experiments in fashion, art, and commerce have led to a natural hybridization in “in-betweenness,” which are taken to their logical conclusion in the final section of the exhibition—“Clothes/Not Clothes.” Focusing on Rei’s last eight collections, this wing of the retrospective represents her most radical, profound, and poetic ideas and creations that have never before existed in fashion. Rei’s previous collections have their confrontational novelty; however, they insist on existing as “apparel”. “These clothes are divorced from the delimiting requisites of utility and functionality and exist as purely aesthetic and conceptual expressions. The garments featured in “Clothes/Not Clothes” share qualities with sculpture as well as conceptual and performance artworks” explains Bolton.

In celebration of the opening, The Met’s Costume Institute Benefit, also known as The Met Gala, took place on Monday, May 1, 2017. The evening’s festivities were co-chaired by Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Anna Wintour. Rei Kawakubo and Ambassador Caroline Kennedy served as Honorary Chairs. The event is The Costume Institute’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and capital improvements. The exhibition features approximately 150 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear designs for Comme des Garçons, dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection. Kawakubo breaks down the imaginary walls between these dualisms, exposing their artificiality and arbitrariness. Her fashions demonstrate that interstices are places of meaningful connection and coexistence as well as revolutionary innovation and transformation, providing Kawakubo with endless possibilities to rethink the female body and feminine identity.

IRIS07_ReiKawakubo-4Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969), Body Meets Dress-Dress Meets Body, spring/summer 1997; Comme des Garçons. Photograph by © Paolo Roversi; Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Exhibition Dates: May 4-September 4, 2017|Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue|1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028|1(800)662-3397

GIRL ON FILM

Hair by Sabrina Szinay for Kevin Murphy @ The Wall Group, Makeup by Courtney Perkins using Tarte Cosmetics, Manicure by Holly Falcone @ Kate Ryan Inc using Essie, Set Design by Kendyll Legier @ 11th Street Workshop, Production by Catriona Williams @ Art Department, Photo Assistants: James Clark and Hans Olson, Digital Tech: Drew St Ivany, Fashion Assistant: Mike Tyle, Casting by David Chen.

Bracelet over glove by Ana Khouri, Earring by Patrimonio, Necklace by Pluma, Gloves by Patrimonio.
BASE MAKEUP MAC: Face and body C1 Laura Mercier: Secret Camouflage SC2.SC3
EYEBROW ANASTASIA: Blow powder duo (chocolate)
EYE MAKEUP MAC: Eyeshadow X9: burgundy NARS: Dual intensity eyeshadow (pasiphae) MAYBELLINE: Lash Sensational Luscious
CHEEK NARS: Bronzing powder (laguna)
LIP NARS: Pure matte lip stick (volga)

Top and Skirt by Missoni, Silver Bra Top by Zana Bayne, Earrings by Bonheur, Rings by Bonheur.
BASE MAKEUP MAC: Face and body C1 Laura Mercier: Secret Camouflage SC2.SC3
EYE MAKEUP KIKO: Color Fever Shadow Palette 101 MAYBELLINE: Lash Sensational Luscious
CHEEK MAC: Cream color base (RICH CORAL+PREMEDI TATED) MAKEUP FOREVER: Star powder (Fuchsia for highlight)
LIP MAC: lip stick (cross wires)

Necklace by Pluma, Hair piece by The Line.
BASE MAKEUP MAC: face and body C1 Laura Mercier: seclet camouflage SC2.SC3
EYE MAKEUP KIKO: color fever shadow palette101 Elizabeth Arden: eight hour cream MARTHA STEWART: Glitters on eyes MAYBELLINE: lash sensational luscious
CHEEK MAC: powder brush (Breezy+Freeting lomance)
LIP MAC: lip stick (sunny seoul)

Top by Saint Laurent, Gloves by Patrimonio, Earrings by Ana Khouri, Necklace by Pluma
BASE MAKEUP MAC: Face and body C1 Laura Mercier: Secret camouflage SC2.SC3
EYE MAKEUP MAC: eye shadow (antiqued+bronzed cork) MAYBELLINE: Lash Sensational Luscious
CHEEK NARS: Bronzing powder (laguna)
LIP NARS: Pure matte lipstick (volga)

Jacket by House of, Earrings by Patrimonio, Hair barrette by Sylvain le Hen at The Line.
BASE MAKEUP MAC: face and body C1 Laura Mercier: seclet camouflage SC2.SC3
EYE MAKEUP KIKO: color fever shadow palette101 Elizabeth Arden: eight hour cream MARTHA STEWART: Glitters on eyes MAYBELLINE: lash sensational luscious
CHEEK MAC: powder brush (Breezy+Freeting lomance)
LIP MAC: lip stick (sunny seoul)

Top by Saint Laurent, Jacket by Thii, Earrings by Ana Khouri and Gloves by Patrimonio
BASE MAKEUP MAC: Face and body C1 Laura Mercier: Secret camouflage SC2.SC3
EYE MAKEUP MAC: Pro longwear fluid line(black track) MAYBELLINE: Lash Sensational Luscious
CHEEK NARS: Bronzing powder(laguna)
LIP ABSOLUTE NY: Velvet lippie(ALV21+15)

Blazer by Sandro, Bracelet/hand cuff by Pluma, Hat by Patrimonio and Earrings by Bonhuer
BASE MAKEUP MAC: Face and body C1 Laura Mercier: Secret camouflage SC2.SC3
EYE MAKEUP KIKO: Color fever shadow palette101+103 ADDICTION: Eye liner pencil (blackjack) MAYBELLINE: Lash sensational luscious
CHEEK MAC: Blush (modern mandarin) MAKEUP FOREVER: Star powder (white silver) for highlight
LIP NARS: Semi matte lip stick (shanghai express) ABSOLUTE NY: velvet lippie (AVL21)
Blazer and Top by Saint Laurent, Leather Skirt by Coach and Earrings by Rodarte
BASE MAKEUP MAC: Face and body C1 Laura Mercier: Secret Camouflage SC2.SC3
EYE BLOW MAC: Pro longwear fluid line (black track)
EYE MAKEUP MAC: Charomacake (MAGENTA) KIKO: Color fever shadow palette101 MAYBELLINE: Lash Sensational Luscious
CHEEK NARS: Blush (madly) MAKEUP FOREVER:Star powder (blond brown)
LIP NARS: Stain lip stick (sexual healing)
Blazer and Top by Saint Laurent, Leather Skirt by Coach and Earrings by Rodarte
BASE MAKEUP MAC: Face and body C1 Laura Mercier: Secret Camouflage SC2.SC3
EYE BLOW MAC: Pro longwear fluid line (black track)
EYE MAKEUP MAC: Charomacake (MAGENTA) KIKO: Color fever shadow palette101 MAYBELLINE: Lash Sensational Luscious
CHEEK NARS: Blush (madly) MAKEUP FOREVER:Star powder (blond brown)
LIP NARS: Stain lip stick (sexual healing)

Hair by Sabrina Szinay for Kevin Murphy @ The Wall Group | Makeup by Courtney Perkins using Tarte Cosmetics | Manicure by Holly Falcone @ Kate Ryan Inc using Essie | Set Design by Kendyll Legier @ 11th Street Workshop | Production by Catriona Williams @ Art Department | Photo Assistants: James Clark and Hans Olson | Digital Tech: Drew St Ivan | Fashion Assistant: Mike Tyle | Casting by David Chen.

LURID LINDA

Photography by Myles Ashby | Styling by Gabriel Held – All clothing from Gabriel Held Vintage | Model Linda Helena @ IMG Models

 


This Spread: Prada dress, Voyage Passion sweater, Prada shoes, and Crescendoe gloves

 

This Spread: Missoni sweater, Diesel shirt, Pucci boots, Miu Miu sunglasses, Interlude lingerie, and Krementz bracelet

 

Left Image: Prada blouse, Public School cardigan, Vivienne Westwood bloomers, and Christian Lacroix shoes | Right Image: Missoni sweater and Krementz bracelet

 

Left Image: Prada blouse, Vivienne Westwood bloomers, and Christian Lacroix shoes | Right Image: Blumarine sweater and Betsey Johnson slip dress(worn on top)

 

Left Image: Prada sunglasses, Dolce&Gabbana turtleneck, Emilio Pucci teddy, Marc Jacobs shoes, Krementz & Carolee bracelets and Trifari earrings

 

This Spread: Prada shirt, pants and shoes, Crescendoe gloves, and Carolee bracelets

 

Left Image: Blumarine sweater, Alessandro Dell’Acqua skirt, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Trifari choker | Right Image: Blumarine sweater, Betsey Johnson slip dress (worn on top), and Jimmy Choo wedges

 

Right Image: Dolce&Gabbana turtleneck, D&G jacket, Krementz & Carolee bracelets and Trifari earrings

 

Hair by Mischa Gobie | Makeup by Robert Reyes | Manicure by Honey

THINK PINK

Photography by Jason Kim | Fashion Stylist Britt McCamey | Model Peyton Knight IMG Models

Rhinestone square hoop earring by Area, blouse and Skirt by Adam Selman, coat by Miu Miu, shoes by Neith Nyer

 

 

 

Rhinestone square hoop earring by Area, blouse and Skirt by Adam Selman, coat by Miu Miu, shoes by Neith Nyer

 

 

 

Vintage leather coat by What Goes Around Comes Around, asymmetrical collar dress by Christopher Kane

 

 

 

 

Patent leather coat by LRS

 

 

 

Dress by Neith Nyer

 

 

 

Silver rib top by Carven, lame wrap bra by Area, tulle skirt by Christian Siriano, anklet cuffs by Zana Bayne

 

 

 

Rhinestone hoop earring and fur stole by Area, mohair sweater by Carven, gramm sweater dress by Altuzarra

 

 

 

Fringed jacket by Tim Ryan

 

 

 

Sheer shirt by Bror August, jacket by Claudia Li

 

 

Hair by Sabrina Szinay for Kevin Murphy @ The Wall Group | Makeup by Courtney Perkins using Tarte Cosmetics | Manicure by Holly Falcone @ Kate Ryan Inc using Essie| Set Design by Kendyll Legier @ 11th Street Workshop | Production by Catriona Williams @ Art Department | Photo Assistants: James Clark and Hans Olson | Digital Tech: Drew St Ivany, Fashion Assistant: Mike Tyle | Casting by David Chen.