Street Cred for Opening Day of
Dover Street Market
Today was the opening day of Rei Kawakubo's New York Dover Street Market, her new 7-floor emporium in a Beaux-Arts building on the corner of Lexington and 30th Street. This area (called Kips Bay) is a fashion desert and just the place for an avant-gardist like Rei to decamp with the trendiest of the trendy in the midst of a middle-class morass of drug stores, delis and pizza joints. Let's see who follows in this colonization effort.
Rei Kawakubo is the Comme des Garçons (Like some Boys) designer.
Tear sheets from The New York Times
T magazine with Rei's sketch
for the Dover Street Market.
Hip hoppers waiting for the Nike Supreme.
Boring lot, if you ask me.
Now this is more like it.
She's been featured in Advanced Style
and is wearing a Comme des Garçons coat.
The Jewelry Space.
Salespeople are chic, chic and chic!
The DSM features not only the Comme des Garçons brands,
but also many other designers
both established and new.
This is the changing hut.
Knit-bombed column goes from floor to ceiling.
Years from now
will he wonder what
he was thinking?
The Paris Rose Bakery is on the first floor.
The space is a crazy quilt of color and shape.
Hey, I know these blue blocks.
The kids build stuff with them
on the lawn of my co-op.
An $800 scarf.
Staircase in a Tunnel.
Vintage Chinese kimonos.
Columns throughout are affixed with objets.
Wall designed to appeal to the graffiti set.
Models for the tunnel.
A big, black coat.
Adorable teenager with a possible prom dress.
Hard getting in and out of the limo, though.
Not actually shoes, just shoe tops.
Prada has raided the vintage closet for beaded dresses.
My tea cake from the Rose Bakery.
The milliner, Stephen Jones, was there.
Richard looking at my Stephen Jones book
after I explained who Stephen Jones was.
Loved these gloves.
Especially the tulle ones.
A beautiful coat by Simone Rocha.
Alas, if it weren't in the stratosphere,
it would be mine.
A box of paper flowers.
I might go back for this.
Although an extreme extravagance at $165.
So there you have it,
a tour of Rei Kawakubo's
Dover Street Market on