Collecting Comme

Melbourne, arguably our fashion capital, is host to Australia’s first survey exhibition of Comme des Garçons, which features works from designer Rei Kawakubo’s five decades of practice – a pioneering career, which aspired ‘to make clothes that didn’t exist before’. Appreciate Kawakubo’s first presentation in Paris in 1981 to recent designs such as the 2014 Blood and Roses collection. This special exhibition has been made possible by the generous donation and loan from collector Takamasa Takahashi.

Rei Kawakubo, (designer), Comme des Garçons, Tokyo, (fashion house) Japan established 1969, cape, shorts, socks and boots, 2014. ‘Blood and Roses collection spring-summer 2015’ (detail). Collection of Takamasa Takahashi. Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria
Until 26 July 2020