Famous People in Japan

Kawakubo Rei

Date of Birth 1942
Place of Birth Tokyo

Rei Kawakubo is a top Japanese designer. Rei Kawakubo and Youji Yamamoto are respected by new age designers. For example, Mr.Alexander Maqueen who is top new age designer in U.K. respects her. And they are familiar to the world.

Once she worked as stylist, and she began to make clothes. The clothes made by her are called "Comme des Garcons". "Comme des Garcons" means "Like as child". Her clothes are very unique and attract many people. And they are popular with young and middle age people.

She has succeeded not only as in top designer but also in business. She runs a big company which has many sections, for example, "Comme des Garcons", "robe de chamble", "tricot Comme des Garcons", "Comme des Garcons Comme des Garcons", "Comme des Garcons homme", "Comme des Garcons homme plus","Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons",and"Comme des Garcons Man". And her company spread to Europe. By the way, Junya Watanabe who once was her assistant is now her companies main designer at "tricot Comme des Garcons", "Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons""Comme des Garcons Man".

She shows people her collection in Paris. And every time, we are surprised and this has us buy her clothese. So fashion journalists in Europe admire of her collection and herself.

References: HF (High Fashion)

Reported by: Ohtsuji Rikiya
Data verified by: Miyuki Takeno
Date of Report: July 1998
Updated by: Hironori Yoshida, July 2002

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