After all is said (too much) and done, the Rei Kawakubo show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is really spectacular. The lumps and bumps, the holes, the ruching, gathering, tucking, coloration and cut makes you understand that Abner Elbaz and now everyone else could not have helped by be influenced by this march-to-her-own-drum original artist. We are now used to seeing pregnancy bumps in full display, but Kawakubo puts them everywhere but. Her hole-y designs reminded me of Lee Bontecou's wall sculptures. Misplaced sleeves, shoulders, belts, stitches combine to make you feel her restless, original energy. The hair treatments by Julien d'Y's are another delight of stiffened towers, urethane curls, Louis XIV wigs and helmets. I had a smile of wonder and delight throughout. Though the natural resting place of these garments is in a museum show, if you manage even a small protuberance or mis match even one thing next time you get dressed it will be in homage to this unique and original talent. Here's how you feel when you leave: tame and small and risk-adverse and determined to shake up your life and be bold.