[Exhibition / London] “Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk”

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


Check the middle of the following web page for a vanity case by Cartier in the shape of an inro!

Victoria & Albert Museum

Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK
Website: https://www.vam.ac.uk
You need to book a timed ticket online before your visit.

Cover, Victoria & Albert Museum (c) 2020