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The exhibition offers a sampling of sartorial splendor from 11 local collectors: Amanda Weisiger Cornelson, Lisa Dargan, Myra Gassman, Deidre Grubb, Alex Holleman, Chandra Janway Johnson, Ashley Mattei, Cam Newton, Laura Vinroot Poole, Kim Blanding Putney, and Ann Tarwater.

It tells the story of each of the collectors’ individual philosophies and collecting criteria, and will equip the public with the tools to look at fashion in new ways via the formal elements of art and design.

Most importantly, while past generations of Chinese artists made work asserting a Chinese identity, or "Chinese-ness", often situated in opposition to western culture, this younger generation was raised in a period of rapid globalization and refuses to be pigeon-holed by culture, politics, or geographic boundaries.

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#Met Kawakubo Go behind the scenes with Conservator Sarah Scaturro and Senior Research Associate Joyce Fung in this blog post to learn more about the conservation and installation of the objects on view in the exhibition.

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Liberated from the past, they explore issues primarily concerned with the impact of globalization on their personal lives: the rapid urbanization of their hometowns, eradicating the past; the extreme shift in values between their parents and themselves resulting in a pronounced generation gap; the loneliness of being raised as only children under the one-child policy; and the pressures to succeed in a competitive, increasingly capitalistic society.

At the same time, there is evidence of humor and irony in their works, often looking at the issues in all their potential absurdity.

Artists include CHEN Wei, GUO Xi, JIN Shan, Pixy Yijun LIAO, LIU Chuang, LU Yang, MA Qiusha, SHI Zhiying, SUN Xun, and Bo WANG.* *Admission to the exhibition is FREE through July 3.

Regular admission to this exhibition is free for Asia Society Members and children ages 12 and under, for Nonmembers.The thematic show features approximately 140 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection, many with heads and wigs created and styled by Julien d'Ys.The galleries illustrate the designer's revolutionary experiments in "in-betweenness"—the space between boundaries.However, rather than underscoring the western influence on their work, they resorted to appropriation of Chinese history to insert a local culture into the global art dialogue.In contrast, in the exhibition younger artists by and large eschew a Chinese aesthetic and reject the notion that local culture continues to frame Chinese contemporary art./ Focused on 21st century long gowns, from cocktail attire to wedding dresses, this exhibition highlights the meticulous craftsmanship, attention to detail, and fine materials characteristic of couture.

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