Tuesday, January 20

Vogue 1982 Introduces Japan to Vogue 2006

Issue: Vogue September 1982
Initial meeting of Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Rei Kawakubo
A magazine introduces me to the terms Harajuku and Comme des Garcons
(click pages for expanded view)





Issue: Vogue September 2006
Rei Kawakubo invites Junya Watanabe, Tao Kurihara and Jun Takahashi of Undercover. Photos taken by Irving Penn





4 comments:

  1. the pr person for CdG was hired away by prada last year. i don't know why, but that struck me as disloyal. silly. it's just a job. i was over-thinking it, just looking at/contrasting the two labels - such different aesthetics.

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  2. no, there is an obvious difference between the two labels. it is disloyal based on my assumption. unless her ideals changed thru time. then, maybe, it was no longer a good fit.

    i remember being obsessed with the drawing of rei and her bangs back then....so cool.

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  3. i find some of the headlines off-putting. and where are the asian models?? not pictured or not used?
    i admit i find rei's approach too monk-like at times; but she seems to approach design more on a universal level versus male/female.
    you're very lucky to have this amazing piece of fashion history! thank you to your fashionable mum and your fashionable self!

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