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The Best and Wildest of Comme Des Garçons Street Style

On Monday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will honor a living fashion designer for only the second time in history. She is Rei Kawakubo, the pioneering designer who founded Comme des Garçons in 1969 and has come to be known for her uncompromising vision. Though CDG may seem avant-garde on the runway, the men and women who worship at the shrine of Kawakubo have found myriad ways to be playful, inventive and colorful in wearing her designs with remarkable flair on the streets of the world. From New York to Paris to Tokyo, you can spot this tribe of iconoclasts strutting in their finest Comme des Garçon, and fashion is all the better for it. Here, we asked some of our best contributing photographers to share their best pictures capturing CDG in the wild.

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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Paris Fashion Week FW 2015 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Paris Fashion Week FW 2017 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Yu Fuijiwara.
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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy by Evgen Kovalenko.
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Photo Courtesy by Julien Boudet.

Photo taken during Paris Fashion Week SS16.

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Photo Courtesy by Evgen Kovalenko.
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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Paris Men’s Fashion Week SS 2017 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Emily Malan.
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Photo Courtesy of Yu Fuijiwara.
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Photo Courtesy by Stefano Carloni

Photograph taken during Paris Fashion Week SS 2016 by Stefano Carloni.

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Photo Courtesy of Ashley Jahncke .
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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Paris Fashion Week SS 2013 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Milan Fashion Week SS 2015 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Paris Fashion Week SS 2015 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Yu Fuijiwara.
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Photo Courtesy of Yu Fuijiwara.
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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy of Yu Fuijiwara.
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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Paris Fashion Week FW 2016 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during London Fashion Week FW 2016 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Paris Fashion Week SS 2016 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy of Yu Fuijiwara.
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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during New York Fashion Week NY 2015 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy by Landon Nordeman.

Photograph taken after the Acne Studios show during Paris Fashion Week FW 2015.

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Photo Courtesy by Evgen Kovalenko.
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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during London Fashion Week SS 2017 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Paris Fashion Week FW 2016 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Paris Fashion Week SS 2013 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during Oslo Fashion Week FW 2016 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Emily Malan.
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Photo Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding.

Photograph taken during London Fashion Week SS 2017 by Adam Katz Sinding.

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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy of Kuba Dabrowski.
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Photo Courtesy of Yu Fuijiwara.