Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
In Conversation with the V&A’s Anna Jackson


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Kimono ensemble by Modern Antenna, Kyoto, 2016-17 (© V&A)

Get a behind-the-scenes insight into Europe’s first major exhibition dedicated to kimono in this special online discussion exploring ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Exhibition curator Anna Jackson is joined in conversation by Japan House London’s Programming Director Simon Wright to discuss the development of this exhibition which reveals the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the kimono from the 1660s to the present day.

Discover how the garment has been subject to both local and global reinvention, earning it a unique and fascinating place within the history of fashion.

Guests will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the live event.

Learn more about the exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk on the website of the V&A.
(Exhibition postponed due to temporary closure of the V&A)

About Anna Jackson

Anna Jackson is Keeper of the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum and curator of ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’ and editor of the accompanying book. She has written widely on Japanese textiles and dress, her publications including ‘Japanese Country Textiles’ (1997), ‘Japanese Textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum’ (2000), and ‘Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion – the Khalili Collection’ (2015). Her other major research interest is the cultural relationship between Asia and the West, and she has contributed her knowledge to several V&A exhibitions and their related publications including ‘Art Nouveau 1890-1914’ (2000) and ‘Art Deco 1914-1939’ (2003). In 2004 she was co-curator of the V&A exhibition ‘Encounters: The Meeting of Asia and Europe 1500-1800’.