Woman wearing a blue Kimono


Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

Opening Saturday 4 May 2024

The intricate story of the style, appeal and influence of the kimono

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk presents the kimono as a dynamic, ever-evolving icon of fashion, tracing its influence from 17th century Japan to today’s cutting-edge couture and street fashion across the world.

See rare, centuries-old kimono and modern designs from Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Alexander McQueen, and incredible costumes that have wowed audiences onstage and on the silver screen.

This is the final stop of the international tour, the last chance to see the show curated by V&A South Kensington that originally premiered in London.

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Opening Saturday 4 May 2024

V&A Dundee 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

Exhibition Gallery

£7.00 - £15.00 £2 Discount for advance booking. Members and 18’s & Under go free. Other concessions apply.

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Key Objects

A mannequin with a kimono depicting a woman.
Outer-kimono for a woman (uchikake), probably Kyoto, 1860-80 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
A blue kimono depicting traditional Japanese water plants and birds.
Kimono for export, probably Kyoto, 1905-15 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
A golden kimono depicting traditional Japanese flower and trees.
Kimono for a woman (kosode), probably Kyoto, 1680- 1705 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
A peach kimono depicting flowers and Japanese architecture.
Kimono owned by Freddie Mercury, Japan, 1950-70 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
A red kimono with a star-like pattern on a stand
Kimono for a young woman (furisode), probably Kyoto, 1800-50 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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