1985 | Black Silk Evening dress by Yves Saint Laurent
The exhibition “Art of the in-between” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York City shows the work of Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons womenswear. With her abstract, alienating forms she is constantly stretching boundaries and questioned concepts as beauty, body, fashion and taste. She has the ability to change high-fashion womenswear. After Yves Saint Laurent in 1983, Kawakubo is the second living designer having a show dedicated solely at the MET.
Cocktail dress Yves Saint Laurent, Paris (French, founded 1961) Designer: Yves Saint Laurent (French (born Algeria) Oran 1936–2008 Paris) Date: 1968–69 Culture: French Medium: leather, plastic Dimensions: Length at CB: 36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1977 Accession Number: 1977.59.6
Cocktail Ensemble Yves Saint Laurent, Paris (French, founded 1962) Designer: Yves Saint Laurent (French (born Algeria) Oran 1936–2008 Paris) Date: ca. 1967 Culture: French Medium: silk, wool Dimensions: Length (a): 36 in. (91.4 cm) Length at CB (b): 38 1/4 in. (97.2 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Jane Holzer, 1977 Accession Number: 1977.115.17a, b