Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This exhibition will present 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.

Image source: V&A Twitter

 

This exhibition will present 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.

 

Image source: V&A Twitter

 

Anna Elizabeth van Reede, by Gerard Hoet, 1678, Netherlands. © Slot Zuylen

 

Mantle, designed by Paul Poiret, about 1913, Paris. Museum no. T.165-1967. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

Kimono for export, probably Kyoto, Japan, 1905-15. Museum no. FE.46-2018. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

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

 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Opening 29 February, 2020

 

 

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