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😤 Rei Kuwakubo (川久保 玲, Kawakubo Rei) (b. 1942) is a Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris. She is the founder of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market.Rei Kawakubo was born on 11 October 1942 in Tokyo.Although not formally trained as a fashion designer, Kawakubo did study fine arts and literature at Keio University.In 1960, Kawakubo enrolled in her father's university and took a degree in 'the history of aesthetics, a major that included the study of Asian and Western art.Between the 1980s and 1990s Kawakubo was in a relationship with fellow 'Hiroshima Chic' fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto, but the relationship ended. Kawakubo later went on to marry Adrian Joffe, the current CEO of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market. She lives in Tokyo but often travels to Paris to visit her companies' head offices in the Place Vendôme. She occasionally makes visits to her fashion shows.

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Two other early supporters of Kawakubo were Jean-Paul Gaultier and Donna Karan. During the NHK broadcast for Kawakubo, Gaultier stated: "I believe that Kawakubo is a woman with extreme courage. She is a person with exceptional strength. Moreover, she has a poetic spirit. When I see her creations, I feel the spirit of a young girl. A young girl who still has innocence and is a bit romantic. Yet she also has an aspect of a fighting woman, one who fears nothing as she thrusts forward."During the same broadcast of interviews in Japan, Donna Karan added: "Rei Kawakubo is a very interesting designer to me as a woman and a female designer. As a person, she is very quiet and rather withdrawn, yet her clothes make such an enormous statement.According to Women Wear Daily, she is a fashion icon but, during an interview, she said she does not think of herself as an icon. Her designs have inspired many other late designers like the Belgian Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester as well as Austrian designer Helmut Lang.

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Her art work are mostly using same colour for her whole art work and she also use shapes for some of her artworks. I like her design because I think its really nice and she present her own personal style in her design. She is kind of crazy type of person and her clothing are all using weird symbol or flowers. Her design of shirt are all quite big .


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