Fashion's biggest night! Get to know this year's Met Gala honoree, Rei Kawakubo, founder and designer of Comme des Garçons

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Tonight the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will host fashion insiders and celebrities alike for their annual charity gala.

The Met Gala, which started in in 1971, is held on the first Monday in May, and is the biggest fundraiser for museum's Costume Institute.

Andrew - Bolton - Head - Curator - Costume

Andrew Bolton, the Head Curator of the Costume Institute, announced this year's exhibition theme is 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between'.

Here, get to know the designer behind the celeb favored designer/brand, and shop the line before tonight's festivities.

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Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo, first started her label Comme des Garçons in Tokyo in 1973.

Rei is known for her avant-garde designs almost as much as she is for being secretive. The 74-year-old prefers to let her designs do the talking and rarely gives interviews or makes public appearances, including at her own runway shows.

Label - Rei - Creative - Director - Brands

Besides the main label, Rei is also the Creative Director behind the brands diffusion lines Comme des Garçons Play and Comme des Garçons Girl as well.

The Tokyo-based designer is known to be...
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