Exclusive Tour: KIMONO. Kyoto to CatwalkVIEW EVENT DETAILS
[INVITATION ONLY] With Fashion Designer Kazu Huggler and In-House Curator Dr. Khanh Trinh
The spectacular exhibition KIMONO. Kyoto to Catwalk, a production of the V&A, London, on display at Museum Rietberg starting from September 2023, honours the kimono as an iconic garment and delves into its fascinating history. The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono represents the essence of national culture and sensibility and is globally revered with a sense of exotic fascination.
The exhibition features over a hundred exquisite kimonos, paintings, and woodblock prints that date back to the 18th to the 20th centuries. It also showcases the intricate creations of contemporary fashion designers to demonstrate the sartorial and aesthetic significance of the kimono in both historical and contemporary contexts. The exhibition at Museum Rietberg – the sole venue for it in German-speaking Europe – aims to showcase the kimono's dynamic and fashionable nature.
We have the pleasure of inviting you to an exclusive tour through the exhibition with fashion designer Kazu Huggler – who designed an outfit especially for this exhibition and developed a short film, which showcases her textile creation and can be watched there – and in-house curator, Dr. Khanh Trinh. They will share their unique insights with us, tell us the stories behind the individual pieces, and answer all of your questions.
After the tour we will enjoy an apéro together and continue the conversation over drinks and light refreshments. We look forward to spending this afternoon filled with art and conversations with you!
This event is organized in collaboration with Museum Rietberg.
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