Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.
The designer had most recently been freelancing after running his own label and working at Cerruti and Jack Wills.
On view from May 4 through Sept. 4, 2017, the exhibition will examine Kawakubo’s fascination with the space between boundaries.
The exhibition features approximately 75 fashions by more than 60 designers.
The French leather goods-maker is also releasing an anniversary book that delves into the house’s past, present and future.
The London-based retailer is the label’s exclusive global retailer.