The Calendar

May 2017: Fashion & Design

–The star of the 2017 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum (aka The Party of the Year) is Comme des Garçons and its founder Rei Kawakubo; she is the first living designer to be the subject of an exhibition since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983, and will co-chair the event with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and singers Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams – May 1

–Linda Fargo debuts her new permanent shop at Bergdorf’s, Linda’s – May 1

–The exhibition Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, highlighting the blurred lines between art and fashion, will run at the Met from May 4 – Sept 4

–Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion at the Dallas Museum of Art showcases 55 of the Dutch designer’s best and most revolutionary works – May 21

–Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London celebrates the centennial of the designer’s first fashion house in San Sebastian – May 27 – Feb 18, 2018

–Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, published by Rizzoli, details the work of the artist and Louis Vuitton collaborator as a preview to a show by the same name in Chicago next month – May 29

–La Colle Noire: Christian Dior in the South of France is Rizzoli’s coffee-table-book about the designer’s retreat in Provence – May 30

–The World of Anna Sui is a retrospective at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum – May 30

See other May 2017 events:
Travel
Food & Drink
Planes, Yachts & Autos
Fitness & Sports
Entertainment

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