Monday, May 1, 2017

NYC Sewing Meetup: Comme des Garçons at the Met

The Met Costume Institute's Spring exhibition, Comme des Garcons Rei Kawakubo | Art of In Between  is finally here!  Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese designer who is best known for designs that result in wearable(ish) art, as opposed to functional garments.  Since there are fewer parallels with traditional garment construction, I must admit I'm not as excited for this one as in years past. Still, it's hard not to get swept up in the glamour of the Met Gala and the celebrity interpretations of the designer's oeuvre...Inspiration needn't come from an item of conventional beauty, right?  

I would like to invite you to visit the exhibition with me on Saturday, May 20  +  a post-exhibition lunch at my apartment a short walk from the Met. Last year's meet up (posted here) was a great success!  It was so energizing to connect with others over our shared interest.  

Please RSVP to by Friday, May 12.  I look forward to meeting you!

-Claire (aka Domestic Coquinette)

                                   Schedule of Meet Up Events:

10am: Meet on the North corner of the front steps facing 5th Ave (side closest to 85th St)
 Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue

  • We will plan to visit the galleries from 10am-12:00pm. You are of course welcome to stay for however short or long you would like, or hop to other galleries.  
  • Note on ticket price:  Please bring $ for admission.  Admission to the Met is pay as you wish, with the suggested ticket price of $25.  Official ticketing details from the Met are here.  

12:15pm – 4pm: Drop in for lunch and conversation at Claire's in the Upper West Side

  • Note on food:  Please be my guest for lunch!  Vegetarian options will be provided.  
  • Note on location: My apartment is a 15 minute walk west across Central Park from the Met (5 minutes by crosstown bus).  Address and directions provided when you RSVP to me directly at  


Please RSVP to Claire at 
by Friday, May 12 


P.S.  Feel free to share the meet up details with others in the sewing community via Instagram, blog, word of mouth, etc.