Rei Kawakubo

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Birthday
11, 1942
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Fashion designer who founded the Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons in 1969. Her unusual garments, sometimes described as "anti-fashion," have made her an icon in some fashion circles.

Before Fame

She worked for a textile company after graduating from Keio University.

Trivia

She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2012.

Family Life

She married South African businessman Adrian Joffe.

Associated With

Her unique clothes have inspired fashion designers the world over, including Austrian designer Helmut Lang.