When it comes to choosing the Met Gala's theme, only the most groundbreaking fashion houses are celebrated: Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, to name just a few. That's why it comes as no surprise that the 2017 theme will revolve around Rei Kawakubo, the founder and designer behind Commes des Garçons.
The Costume Institute has confirmed that this is only the second occasion that the Met exhibition has honoured a living designer, with the first being Yves Saint Laurent in 1983. WWD hinted at Kawakubo being the subject of a solo exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute in August, and now it has been confirmed.
WWD state that this year's showcase is set "rival the scale" of McQueen's "Savage Beauty," which drew 660,000 visitors. Known for her avant-garde style, the exhibition celebrating the Japanese maverick is sure to continue her flair for the unusual.
The exhibit is set to feature 100-120 pieces from 1981, when Kawakubo first began showing in Paris, to now according to The New York Times. With the Gala planned to take place on May 1, 2017, it's sure to be another show-stopping year.
Via Harper's Bazaar Australia