dresses by Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons) on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manus x Machina

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
– Oscar Wilde

She wore Dior. She’s in Calvin Klein.
She wore Versace. He’s in Chanel.
She wore Marchesa. She’s in Vera Wang.
She’s wearing Zara. He’s in the same thing from H&M.

She wore that well.
That dress is eating her alive.
She looks stunning.
That pattern really dominates the picture.
He looks a hot mess.
She did not come to play.
She is killing it.

What is fashion? What is stye? Do clothes speak?
Who made it? Where is it made? How is it made?
Who was it made for? Why was it bought?
Is it too much? How did we get here?
What is too much? What is too little? Who says so?

“The sexiest people are thinkers. Nobody’s interested in somebody who’s just vain with a hole in their head, talking about the latest thing – there is no latest thing. It’s all rubbish.”
– Vivienne Westwood

|| written by: Holly Chayes || photograph by: Holly Chayes || photograph of: dresses by Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons) on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manus x Machina || many thanks to: Lynn at Mad Hatters NYC for noting the designer of these dresses in her post about the exhibit, otherwise I never would have found it, because I certainly didn’t write it down… ||