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Rei Kawakubo on Newness, The Met in Rare Interview at Noguchi Museum

In a rare public appearance, Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo was in New York City on Thursday night to accept the Isamu Noguchi Award and engage in a Q&A with the Noguchi Museum’s director Brett Littman.
Kawakubo arrived to the museum in Long Island City for this year’s Spring Benefit with her husband, Adrian Joffe, her publicist and a translator. She wore a black, Chinese-style shirt with Mandarin collar and frog buttons, a black ball skirt, New Balance sneakers and a gold perfecto jacket. During cocktail hour, she stood quietly with members of her CDG team, her hands clasped together. Although people were fawning over her, she waved the attention away; when an employee from the museum asked Joffe whether the designer needed water, Kawakubo gently put her hand on the woman’s arm and shook her head no.
She didn’t mingle. People were led to her for an introduction — including the ambassador and consul general of Japan in New York, Kanji Yamanouchi, who, when he met her, bowed deeply with his hands on his thighs and then bowed a subsequent five times.
After receiving her award, which Littman presented to Kawakubo on a small stage erected inside the museum, he

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