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Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, Anna Jackson, Keeper, Asian Department, Victoria & Albert Museum


Mantle, Paul Poiret, Paris, 1913
© Victoria and Albert Museum

The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging. This talk, by Anna Jackson, will counter this conception, presenting the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion. It will explore the sartorial and social significance of the kimono from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and in the rest of the world and reveal how the garment has been subject to both local and global reinvention, earning it a unique and fascinating place within the history of fashion.

Anna Jackson is Keeper of the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum and curator of the 2020 exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk.



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