DREAMLEAPERS HOSTS A MOMENT OF INSPIRATION AT THE MET
Harriette Cole, the mastermind behind the `Dreamleapers‘ series of seminars and conversations, designed for people to take the leap to achieve their dreams, invited a select group of New York tastemakers for a private guided tour of the current sensational MET exhibit, `Art of the In Between’ featuring the work of Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo, of Commes Des Garcons. The evening began with Jessica Glasscock, curator at the METs Costume Institute, giving an insight into the mind of one of the world’s most controversial and misunderstood icons in the world of fashion. Jessica guided us through the sections of Rei Kawakubo’s exhibit, emphasizing Kawakubo’s unconventional style of creating, and, her total dismissal of the way clothes relate to the body in the rhelm of beautifying oneself by way of clothing.
Keen details were pointed out in Kawakubo’s `Broken Bride’ collection. In the Body Meets Dress/Dress Meets Body section, Jessica revealed that this particular section where Kawakubo featured `buldges’ on dresses that looked like bulbous swellings, tumors and hunchbacks, were christened as “lumps and bumps” and referred to as tumors, deformed bodies and Monstrous. “When salespersons were asked to remove these extreme paddings by customers, it was revealed that they were basically beautiful gingham dresses,” said Jessica.
Afterwards, guests were squired to an upper level private lounge for cocktails and light bites. Harriette Cole thanked everyone for being present at this special Dreamleapers event, and, took the opportunity to bring guests up to date with the several initiatives that the MET presents to the public. Sandra L.Richards, Managing Director, Head of Client Engagement Strategy, National Sales Wealth Management, of Morgan Stanley, who sponsored the event greeted guests. Sandra Jackson Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, spoke on the Museum’s community outreach programs and other significant exhibits currently featured at the MET.