I went to the Met’s Comme des Garçons exhibition and people really didn’t get it

· Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between at the Met · The Costume Institute’s spring show always creates buzz. The Met Ball is used to celebrate the opening, after all. Not only that, but the exhibition determines the gala’s theme and is even thought to influence current fashion. People from all over the … More I went to the Met’s Comme des Garçons exhibition and people really didn’t get it

Why Fashion Matters

· A review of France Corner’s 2014 book · As a student of fashion theory, I got used to the sort of glazed-over look of someone brushing me off as vain or superficial. Fashion, and all that goes with it, has a certain reputation and connotation. But does it really deserve it? That’s the question … More Why Fashion Matters

Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion

· A review of Nancy J. Troy’s 2003 book · Nancy J. Troy’s Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion examines early Parisian couturiers as they struggled to find a balance between artist and entrepreneur. Looking most closely at Paul Poiret, Couture Culture takes the reader on a journey from Charles Worth and … More Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion