Canine Couture For Tonight’s Met Gala
The Met Gala is unofficially known as the party of the year. Stars turn out in their finest for the black-tie event that raises money for the Costume Institute. Known for celebrity and fashion hosts, this year’s exhibition theme is Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, and we’ll be looking for stars like Katy Perry and Tom Brady to be honoring the iconic work of 74-year-old Japanese designer and fashion legend Rei Kawakubo.
Pet Couturier Anthony Rubio knows that the finest pups want in on the party action too, and has designed pet couture inspired by Kawakubo, who is known as a trailblazer in clothing design stemming back from the late 80s. Rubio’s Tribute to Kawakubo is the result of much work, research and anticipation of the Gala, and he says that he is constantly striving to learn and grow as a designer for his canine clients.
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Saying that he admires the rule-breaking of conventional fashion design that Kawakubo stands for, he enjoyed questioning what fashion, particularly for pets, was, and what the meaning of Avant Garde Fashion really was. Rubio enjoyed diving in the rabbit hole that was exploring the complexity of Kawakubo fashion design, and created three signature canine ensembles specifically for Kawakubo’s Comme Des Garcons brand.
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