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Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk


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  • Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk 
    Title: Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
    Author: JACKSON ANNA
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Imprint: VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
    Price: $80.00
    Publishing status: Active

    The kimono is the ultimate symbol of Japan, revered within the country as the embodiment of national culture and regarded internationally as an exotic fascination. The iconic garment is often viewed as traditional, unchanging and timeless, but this book counters that conception, presenting kimono as highly dynamic and fashionable items of dress. The cultural and sartorial significance of the kimono is explored in historical and contemporary contexts, both in Japan and in the West, where its impact on clothing styles has been felt since the seventeenth century.
    Beautifully illustrated, the book features over 250 kimono and kimono-inspired garments from the V&A and collections around the world, revealing its sartorial influence on pop stars from David Bowie to Bjurk and examining the ways in which fashion designers such as Issey Miyake, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen have reworked its legacy.

    ISBN: 9781851779925
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