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VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL
020 7942 2000

www.vam.ac.uk
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undergroundS. Kensington / Bus C1, 14, 74, 414



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Click to enlargeKIMONO : KYOTO TO CATWALK
Aug 27 - Oct 25, 2020
This exhibition will present the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and the rest of the world. Rare 17th and 18th century kimono will be displayed for the first time in the UK, together with fashions by major designers and iconic film and performance costumes. The kimono’s recent reinvention on the streets of Japan will also be explored through work by an exciting new wave of contemporary designers and stylists. Highlights of the exhibition include a kimono created by Living National Treasure Kunihiko Moriguchi, the dress designed for Björk by Alexander McQueen and worn on the album cover Homogenic, and original Star Wars costumes modelled on kimono by John Mollo and Trisha Biggar.

BAGS: INSIDE OUT
Nov 21, 2020 - Sep 12, 2021
From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, Bags: Inside Out will explore the style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory.

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