The Kyoto Costume Institute


Exhibitions


Major Exhibitions

©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Naoya Hatakeyama

The thrust of KCI's work in this area is the organization of exhibitions focused on themes of fashion, held at museums around the world. KCI handles the planning and opening of such exhibitions, producing timely overviews of clothing from different perspectives.
The major exhibitions organized by KCI in collaboration with the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, and other museums-including Revolution in Fashion, Japonism in Fashion, Visions of the Body, Fashion in Colors, etc.-have engendered new interest in fashion exhibitions in Japan, leading a national trend.


Evolution of Fashion

Apr.-Jun. 1980, at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto in cooperation with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Evolution of Fashion

©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa

Evolution of Fashion


The Undercover Story

Nov. 1982-May 1983, at the Galleries at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Oct. 1983, at the Harajuku Laforet Museum, Tokyo
Nov. 1983, at the Karasuma Hall, Kyoto

The Undercover Story

©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Masayuki Hayashi

The Undercover Story


Mariano Fortuny 1871-1949

Nov. 1985, at the Spiral Hall, Tokyo

Mariano Fortuny

©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Masayuki Hayashi

Mariano Fortuny


Revolution in Fashion 1715-1815

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Apr.-May 1989, at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Ancient Regime
Nov. 1989-Feb. 1990, at the Museum of Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Élégances et Modes en France au XVⅢème Siècle
Nov. 1991-March 1992, at the Musée des Arts de la Mode et du Textile au Louvre, Paris

Revolution in Fashion

©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Naoya Hatakeyama

Revolution in Fashion


FLAIR: Fashion collected by Tina Chow

Sep. -Oct. 1992, at the Wacoal Kohjimachi Building, Tokyo


Essence of Quality or Comme des Garçons

Jun. 1993, at the Wacoal Kohjimachi Building, Tokyo


Japonism in Fashion

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Apr. -Jun. 1994, at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Japonisme et Mode
Apr.-Aug. 1996, at the Musée de la Mode et du Costume, Paris (Palais Gariella)
Japonism in Fashion, Tokyo
Sep. -Nov. 1996, at TFT Hall, Tokyo
Japonism in Fashion, USA
Apr. -Jun. 1998, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Nov. 1998-Feb. 1999, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn
Japonism in Fashion, New Zealand
Jul. -Oct. 2003, at the Museum of New Zealand, Te papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Dec. 2003-Mar. 2004, at the Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Christfhurch

Japonism in Fashion

©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Naoya Hatakeyama

Japonism in Fashion


Visions of the Body

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Apr. -Jun. 1999, at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Aug. -Nov. 1999 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Visions of the Body

©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Naoya Hatakeyama

Visions of the Body


Visions of the Body 2005

Jun.-Jul. 2005, at the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul


Fashion in Colors: VIKTOR&ROLF&KCI

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Apr. -Jun. 2004, at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Aug.-Dec. 2004, at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Fashion in Colors

©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Naoya Hatakeyama

Fashion in Colors


Fashion in Colors

Dec. 2005-Mar. 2006, at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York


Modachrome

May. -Sep. 2007, at the Museo del Traje, Madrid


Stylized Scalpture

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Oct. 2007 -Jan. 2008, at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Stylized Scalpture

©Hiroshi Sugimoto

Stylized Sculpture


Luxury in fashion Reconsidered

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Apr. -May. 2009, at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Oct. 2009 -Jan. 2010, at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Luxury in fashion Reconsidered WEB SITE

Luxury

©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Naoya Hatakeyama

Luxury in fashion Reconsidered


Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

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Oct. 2010 -Feb. 2011, at the Barbican Art Gallery, London
March -June. 2011, at Haus der Kunst, Munich
July -Oct. 2012, at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
June -Sep. 2013, at the Seattle Art Museum
Nov. 2013 -Jan. 2014, at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
Mar -May. 2014, at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

Future Beauty Kyoto exhibition WEB SITE

Future Beauty

©Lyndon Douglas Future Beauty

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion


A Vision of Fashion

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June -Sep. 2011, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

A Vision of Fashion

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A Vision of Fashion


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