Comme des Garçons Comes Under Fire for Lack of Diversity in Casting

On the heels of this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, which celebrated the launch of an exhibit showcasing the work of Rei Kawakubo, the Comme des Garçons mastermind is coming under fire for allegedly casting zero models of color in the past ten years. Such news comes coincides with the continued discussion of the importance of diversity in fashion casting. 

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Some Thoughts From Rei Kawakubo

Our “Some Thoughts From” series – an aggregation of thoughts from around the web from our favorite industry insiders – is back. Just in time for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala tonight: Rei Kawakubo. Since launching her label, Comme des Garçons, in 1973, Kawakubo, 74, has established herself as one of fashion's most influential designers.

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