A different look at the Kimono.

KIMONO Kyoto to Catwalk
8 Sep 23 to 7 Jan 24

The aim of this exhibition is to counter this assumption and to present the kimono, not as static and unchanging, but as a highly dynamic and fashionable item of dress. Over 100 splendid kimonos, paintings, and woodblock prints from the 18th to the 20th centuries and elaborate creations by contemporary fashion designers reveal the sartorial and aesthetic significance of the kimono in historical and contemporary contexts, both in Japan and in the West where its impact on dress has been felt since the 17th century.

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For the occasion, kimono silk jewelery by Valérie Hangel is presented in the museum shop.

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