Today i saw two interesting exhibits at the Met. The work of two luminaries in the world of fashion:Irving Penn and Rei Kawakubo.
The look and form of fashion in the 50 ‘s 60’s and beyond was defined by Penn’s magnificent black and white photography which appeared on the covers and pages of Vogue.
Kawakubo owner of Comme des Garçons has defined a new way of looking at fashion and the female body. I recommended both exhibits to you.
I like Penn’s work later in life when he shoots indigenous people in New Guinea and Morocco where fabrics and color shape our modern aesthetic.
Kawakubo’s unique and quirky clothing asks us to examine the female body and the notion of fashion and the idea of beauty. Enjoy!