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Let’s visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC! – Part 2: Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons exhibition

Continuing from Part 1 of my trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, in this post, we’ll visit the Costume Institute exhibition, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, which is on view through September 4.

This is a FREE exhibition that you can visit with your regular Met museum admission.

This is on the same floor as the Impressionist paintings that I visited in my previous post, so you can leisurely stroll over here when you want to see something completely different!

You’re greeted with the exhibition’s name projected onto a blank wall:

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Each grouping of fashion is itself a work of art, much less the clothes themselves. It’s hard to stop taking pictures of all these beautiful works of art displayed in their stark, angular backgrounds.

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Make sure to look up since there are some displays up above.

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

It makes for some pretty cool angles for photos!

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Also make sure to look at the titles on the floor of the exhibit; I happened to capture this displays title:

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Amidst all the black, white, gray, and pastel fashions, there are some bright and cheery colors as well!

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Do you spot Mickey Mouse, a peace sign, and (to me anyway…) Groot in the next photo??

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

For some reason, this next exhibit reminded me of Alice in Wonderland and the evil queen:

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

These were my favorite fashions – so colorful and intricate!

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

Met NYC Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Sign

What do you think? Are these fashions you would wear? 🙂 I hope you enjoyed accompanying me on my visit to the Costume Institute exhibition. Have you seen this exhibit in person? Thanks for reading!

In Part 3, we’ll visit the Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing of the Met, made famous in an episode of Project Runway!

Merci!