Paolo Roversi: Birds
January 30, 2021 - August 22, 2021
Dallas Contemporary:
161 Glass St,
Dallas, TX 75207

Known for portraits and fashion photography that’s exquisite, ethereal, and yet fiercely modern, Paolo Roversi has carried on, for four decades, an intense creative collaboration with the designer Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Garçons. It began in the 1980s, when Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto first took Paris by storm, marking each season with lavishly illustrated catalogs. “The fashion was revolutionary and the images had to be just as revolutionary,” Roversi recalls. Kawakubo quickly realized that Roversi had a real sensitivity to her aesthetic. “She gave us carte blanche,” he says. “Rei hardly ever came on the shoot.” Now, the fruit of their rich partnership is being documented for the first time in “Birds.” Originally slated to open this past March but delayed due to the pandemic, the exhibition will include more than 50 Roversi prints, many of which have never been seen.  

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