In current times getting to a gallery or museum or gallery to see an exhibition is pretty much impossible, which is why when I discovered that the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (V&A) were sharing a virtual tour of their latest exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk I wanted to let you know about it so you can enjoy this from the comfort of your own home, no matter where you are in the world.
Sit back, relax and enjoy this exhibition curator, Anna Jackson led a tour of this stunning exhibition and how the Kimono, a traditional Japanese garment has influenced western fashion.
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
If only I could get to see it in person – I adore the exquisite Japanese embroidery and designs that you see on the kimono. If you are in London and have the opportunity to see it – here are more details.
There is a book of the exhibition if you’re interested in learning more
Thanks so much for sharing this. I’d love to see it in person, but it will be great to enjoy the virtual tours. This reminded me of a book I have showing ancient and modern kimonos and the pattern themes. It’s a pleasure to examine the photos and think of the people who wore them (many of them, long ago). I’ve included a link, in case you’re interested. I’m glad you include exhibitions, etc. on your blog.
Oops, I forgot to say that the book I know about is Japanese Design Through Textile Patterns.
Thanks for finding and linking all the videos! They are not linked to the V & A’s own webpage for this exhibition (if they are it’s not obvious) or even mentioned.