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.

Rei Kawakubo for Comme de Garcon

SS 1997 Comme Des Garcons - ”Dress becomes body” ph Kishin Shinomaya for visionary

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

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 said to be the next subject of a solo exhibition at the met

Rei Kawakubo’s work at Comme des Garçons is a constant commentary on the world we live in, and the fashion industry she inhabits. After four seasons of gloom, this spring Kawakubo let the light in.

Rei Kawakubo  (founder of Comme des Garçons). S/S 1991 photo by Irving Solero

Rei Kawakubo, Rei of light

Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons. red silk taffeta, Spring–Summer 1991 [Collection of the Museum at FIT] Photography: Irving Solero