The Kyoto Costume Institute


Foundation Profile


Year History
Apr. 1978 The KCI was established.
Aug. 1978 The first KCI Mannequin was developed in conjunction with the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Apr. -Jun. 1980 Evolution of Fashion at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
Apr. 1982 The first issue of DRESSTUDY, KCI's biannual bulletine.
Oct. -Nov. 1982 The Undercover Story at Tokyo and Kyoto in conjunction with the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Nov. -Dec. 1985 Mariano Fortuny 1871-1949 at Tokyo
Apr. -May. 1989 Revolution in Fashion 1715-1815 at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Nov. 1989 -Feb. 1990 Ancient Regime at the Museum of Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Nov. 1991 -Mar. 1992 Élégances et Modes en France au XVIIIème Siècle at the Musée des Arts de la Mode et du Textile au Louvre, Paris
Sep. -Oct. 1992 FLAIR: Fashion collected by Tina Chow at Tokyo
Jun. 1993 Essence of Quality or Comme des Garçons at Tokyo
Apr. -Jun. 1994 Japonism in Fashion at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Apr.-Aug. 1996 Japonisme et Mode at the Musée de la Mode et du Costume, Paris (Palais Gariella)
Apr. 1996 The founder of the KCI, Koichi Tsukamoto was decorated the Grand Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris.
Sep. -Nov. 1996 Japonism in Fashion at Tokyo
Apr. -Jun. 1998 Japonism in Fashion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Dec. 1998 -Feb. 1999 Japonism in Fashion at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Apr. -Jun. 1999 Visions of the Body at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Aug. -Nov. 1999 Visions of the Body at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Sep. 1999 The KCI collection exceeded 10,000 pieces.
Nov. 2002 The KCI published Fashion: A History from the 18th Century to the 20th Century, Collection from the Kyoto Costume Institute, Taschen.
Jul. -Oct. 2003 Japonism in Fashion at the Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
Dec. 2003-Mar. 2004 Japonism in Fashion at the Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand
Apr. -Jun. 2004 Fashion in Colors: VIKTOR&ROLF&KCI at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Aug.-Dec. 2004 Fashion in Colors: VIKTOR&ROLF&KCI at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Jun. -Jul. 2005 Visions of the Body 2005 at the Seoul Museum of Art
Dec. 2005 -Mar. 2006 Fashion in Colors at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York
Oct. 2006 The 50th issue of DRESSTUDY
May -Sep. 2007 Modachrome at the Museo del Traje, Madrid
Oct. 2007 -Jan. 2008 Stylized Sculpture at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Apr. -May. 2009 Luxury in fashion Reconsidered at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Oct. 2010 -Feb. 2011 Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Barbican Art Gallery, London
March -June 2011 Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at Haus der Kunst, Munich
July -Oct. 2012 Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Jun. -Sep. 2013 Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Seattle Art Museum
Nov. 2013 -Jan. 2014 Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion at the Peabody Essex Museum
Mar. -May 2014 Future Beauty: The Tradition of Reinvention in Japanese Fashion at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Nov. 2014 -Fev. 2015 Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

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