Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
Exhibition at the V&A museum London, GB
29.02. – 21.06.2020

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

Fashionable brocade patterns of the Imperial Palace, woodblock print, made by Utagawa Kunisada, 1847-1852, Japan. Museum no. Circ.636 to Circ. 6381962. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This exhibition presents the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and the rest of the world.

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Outer-kimono for a young woman. Probably Kyoto, 1800-1830. Image Courtesy of the Joshibi Art Museum

Kimono for a young woman (furisode), 190520, probably Kyoto, Japan. © Khalili Collection, K106

'Beyond', kimono for a woman, designed by Moriguchi Kunihiko, 2005, Kyoto, Japan.Image Courtesy of the Khalili collection. © Moriguchi Kunihiko

Standing Rock Cyalume ©TAKAHASHIHIROKO INC

Mantle, designed by Paul Poiret, about 1913, Paris. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Parading courtesan, woodblock print, Katsukawa Shunsen, 1804-1804, Edo (Tokyo), Japan. Museum no. E.12564-1886. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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