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06/28/2019 - 09/15/2019
Cincinnati (OH)

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

John Galliano (b. 1960), England, for Christian Dior, Dress, Spring/Summer 2001, silk, cotton, tulle, vinyl, leather, metal, © The Kyoto Costume Institute, Photo by Takashi Hatakeyama.

Time & Location

June 28 – September 15
Cincinnati Art Museum (Cincinnati, OH)


This exhibition celebrates the enduring influence of the kimono on fashion, displaying Japanese kimono side-by-side with western fashionable garments from the 1870s to today. Inspired by materials, forms and decorative motifs since the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, western fashion designers, alongside other artists, have produced works that acknowledge a Japanese persuasion. Featured designers include Gabrielle Chanel, John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen, Issey Miyake, and Rei Kawakubo, among others.

This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

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