And now, we've learned that the institution is to stage an exhibition exploring the treasured Japanese symbol. Beginning with the aesthetic and social significance of its 20th-century origins in Japan, Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk will trace the garment's history and challenge the notion that it is traditional, timeless and unchanging.
Rare 17th- and 18th-century kimono – shown for the first time in the UK – will be displayed, along with early examples of cross-cultural clothing, kimono-inspired couture, film and performance costumes, and the work of the new generation of Japanese kimono designers. There will also be a considerable number of paintings, prints, film and dress accessories on display.
|What||Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, V&A|
|Where||V&A, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
29 Feb 20 – 21 Jun 20, Check website for daily opening