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A Vision of Fashion

Start Date 25 June 2011
End Date 04 September 2011
Venue Kyoto Costume Institute at the Contemporary Art Museum
Location Kumamoto, Japan
Curator Takeshi Sakurai, Akiko Fukai
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This exhibition, “A Vision of Fashion: from the early 20th century to the present day” explores the history of fashion with fabulous exhibits. Mainly, out of the rich collections of the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI), more than 100 outstanding items are selected for the show.

The exhibition consists of dresses, corsets, and shoes. You will find items by distinguished designers including Worth, Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons, and Yohji Yamamoto as well as designers of the new generation.

Exhibited pieces
Dresses: 85 pieces
Corsets, shoes: 19 pieces
Amount: 104 pieces

Brand / Designers
Azzedine Alaïa, Giorgio Armani, Pierre Balmain, Biba / Barbara Hulanicki, Bulloz, Pierre Cardin, Hussein Chalayan, Chanel, Chloé, Comme des Garçons / Rei Kawakubo, Courrèges, Christian Dior, Dorothée bis / Jacqueline Jacobson, Jacques Fath, Mariano Fortuny, Maria Monaci Gallenga, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Rudi Gernreich, Romeo Gigli, Givenchy, Harry Gordon, Gucci, Emmanuelle Khanh, diffusion Troisa, Tokio Kumagaï, Jeanne Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, matohu / Hiroyuki Horihata, Makiko Sekiguchi, mintdesigns / Hokuto Katsui, Nao Yagi, Issey Miyake, Molyneux, Thierry Mugler, Paul Poiret, Prada, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel, MIKIO SAKABE / Mikio Sakabe, Shueh Jen-Fang, Schiaprelli, Seditionaries, Madeleine Vionnet, Louis Vuitton, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, Worth, Yohji Yamamoto.

Image © The Kyoto Costume Institute.