The Comme des Garçons Met Exhibit Is Big News—Literally!

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There's her love of deconstructed tailoring, those always-chunky shoes she puts on the runway, that never-changing black bob, and the famously opaque inspirations she occasionally offers up postshow to reporters (this season's was "invisible clothes").

Yes, the designer has always had a love for volume-her Spring 1997 Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body collection, known colloquially as the "Lumps and Bumps" show, was one that garnered Kawakubo international acclaim-but recently the outsize circles, rectangles, and cascading ruffles on the Comme des Garcons runways have transcended simple ideas of volume and shape and turned garments into truly awesome artistic expressions.

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