Now through June 21: V&A Museum Unveils Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

2.11.20

Now through June 21: V&A Museum Unveils Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

On February 29, the V&A, which holds one of the world's most significant collections of Japanese art and design, will open Europe's first major kimono exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. The exhibition runs through June 21, and presents kimono as a dynamic, constantly evolving icon of fashion. 

Home Page: Christian Dior, Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2007 ©  Getty Images.

It traces the garment's influential history from 17th century Japanese culture to the contemporary catwalk, and challenges notions of the kimono as traditional and unchanging. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk is the latest in the V&A's series of revelatory fashion exhibitions.

Above: Fashionable brocade patterns of the Imperial Palace, woodblock print,made by Utagawa Kunisada, 1847-1852, Japan. Museum no. Circ. 636 to Circ. 638–1962. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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