Rei Kawakubo.  (川久保 玲, Kawakubo Rei, born 11 October 1942 in Tokyo) is a Japanese fashion designer, founder of Comme des Garçons.

Rei Kawakubo, Rei of light

The Kyoto Costume Institute - Sweater and Skirt Comme des Garçons Autumn/Winter 1983

Rei Kawakubo by Paul Van Riel, 1982

"The machines that make fabric are more and more making uniform, flawless textures.

Inspiration Images for Subtraction Pattern Cutting | The Cutting Class. Comme des Garçons from Jane Magazine August 1998

Ann Demeulemeester Belgian fashion designer Audrey in Ann Demeulemeester Dress, photographed by Satoshi Saikusa for Jane Magazine, 1998

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Tavi Gevenson in Rei Kawakubo for Pop Magazine. Inspiration for fancy dress / costume. Pom pom makers at the ready.

“Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” features more than 140 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear designs for Comme des Garçons, dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection. Objects will be organized into nine dominant and recurring aesthetic expressions of “the in-between” in Kawakubo’s work: Absence/Presence, Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes. #MetKawakubo #TheMet…

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition

Rei Kawakubo - Comme des Garcons (fashion label)

"A NEW BEAUTY" Publication: Interview Magazine August 2014 Model: Julia Bergshoeff, Manuela Frey, Alisa Ahmann, Josephine Le Tortour Photographer: Craig McDean Fashion Editor: Karl Templer Hair: Tomo Jidai Make-up: Mark Carrasquillo

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Rei Kawakubo (founder of Comme Des Garcons) by Fabien Baron for Interview October 2015

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