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Visionaire N°20 Rei Kawakubo

Visonaire, Comme des Garçons, MoMu Antwerp, library

Visionaire n.20 Comme des Garçons, a recent acquisition for the MoMu Library, Photo: Dylan Colussi

Our library is happy to announce that it has acquired a copy of the legendary Visionaire n. 20 edited by Rei Kawakubo “20 Comme des Garçons” for its archive.

Visionaire n.20 Comme des Garçons, a recent acquisition for the MoMu Library, Photo: Dylan Colussi

Visionaire n.20 Comme des Garçons, a recent acquisition for the MoMu Library, Photo: Dylan Colussi

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The issue was printed in limited edition and reveals itself as a visual dialogue with the eponymous brand designer Rei Kawakubo, who answered questions with a selection of images representing her archive pieces reinterpreted by photographers such as Mario Sorrenti, Philip-Lorca di Corcia and Nick Knight, whose famous picture featuring a dress by Alexander McQueen is still one of the most reproduced images in the history of Visionaire.

The issue originally came out in 1996, coinciding with Comme des Garçon’s iconic S/S 1997 “bumps” collection, the issue is edited in a box which also contains the pattern of a dress from this collection printed on white cotton muslin.

Visionaire n.20 Comme des Garçons, a recent acquisition for the MoMu Library, Photo: Dylan Colussi

Visionaire n.20 Comme des Garçons, a recent acquisition for the MoMu Library, Photo: Dylan Colussi

Visionaire n.20 Comme des Garçons, a recent acquisition for the MoMu Library, Photo: Dylan Colussi

Visionaire n.20 Comme des Garçons, a recent acquisition for the MoMu Library, Photo: Dylan Colussi

Don’t miss the opportunity to have a look at this special piece at the MoMu Library!