V&A to host exhibition ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’ in February 2020V&A to host exhibition ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’ in February 2020V&A to host exhibition ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’ in February 2020

V&A to host exhibition ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’ in February 2020

Opening on 29th February 2020, the V&A museum in London will hold its exhibition called ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’. 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.

More than 315 works will be featured, including a kimono especially made for the show, half drawn from the V&A’s superlative collections and the rest generously lent by museums and private collections in Britain, Europe, America and Japan.