Rei Kawakubo became our first guest editor in 20 COMME DES GARÇONS. Rei opened up her archives and chose her favorite pieces for select photographers to reinterpret. It was exciting for us to see what a young photographer like Mario Sorrenti, then twenty-six, would do with fashion that dated as far back as 1982 (at which time he was only eleven years old). Philip-Lorca diCorcia, contributing for the first time, took a Comme des Garcons dress to the bustling streets of Hong Kong. Nick Knight mixed Comme with Alexander McQueen and created what turned out to be one of the most reproduced Visionaire images ever. A real dress pattern, printed on muslin, comes packaged in the issue.