“I felt it was impossible to make something new if I thought about making clothes in the usual way. So I tried once again, as with the last six collections, to think about not making clothes as such, and this time I had the idea of making the clothes invisible, as if they were not there, as if they were part of their surroundings or objects within themselves” – Rei Kawakubo
Update, 10/21/16: The theme for next year's Met Gala has officially been announced. After months of speculation, the Costume Institute has confirmed that its 2017 exhibit will honor Commes des Garçons founder and designer, Rei Kawakubo. This marks only the second time that a Met exhibit has honored a living designer; the first being Yves Saint Laurent who was honored back in 1983.