Victoria & Albert Museum
August 27 – October 25, 2020
Europe’s first major exhibition on kimono. The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk counters this conception, presenting the garment as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion.
On view are over 315 works of kimono from the 17th century to the present day, kimono-inspired dresses, paintings, prints, film and dress accessories including several inro and tobacco pouches.
Catalogue is available: https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/kimono-kyoto-to-catwalk-159777.html
Cover, Victoria & Albert Museum (c) 2020