Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo is one of the most formidable figures in fashion. Exacting, elusive and seemingly, well, intimidatingly brilliant, she’s a force. But she’s also known for fostering talent and helping shape vital voices.

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In a SPACE story we call “Dynasty,” we explore Rei’s history and family tree, and the six names to know when talking—and wearing—the CdG story.

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What it’s like outside: A surreal tangle of street-style photographers and the people they’re there to capture, those highly select and incredibly adventurous, dedicated, rarified few who actually wear Comme des Garçons Collection.

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What it’s like in the front row (where Olivia and Raul were seated, mind you): Anna Dello Russo was there (see her behind her baby-blue phone case?), Grace Coddington was just to the left a bit and next to her, Vogue Italia‘s Franca Sozzani. Also ringside: top fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti. One row back: street-style star and journalist Susie Lau.

But despite the fashion elite, it’s a very small show. Where many Fashion Week shows feel like stadium concerts, a Comme des Garçons Collection presentation feels like an intimate one-act play in an underground theater. Even the photographers’ pit was about one-quarter the size of the pit at a big-name show. In a word, a Comme des Garçons Collection show is incredibly special.

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Iris Apfel for Dazed & Confused

What’s 91-year-old fashion icon Iris Apfel up to these days? Oh, just lounging around in Comme des Garçons at photo shoots for Dazed & Confused magazine.

Always an inspiration.

Jeff Powell

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Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons available in store only. Browse our other Designer Collections.

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