Kimono style – MET
This July we’re headed to New York for one of our most epic kimono outings! Our main attraction to visit New York was an exhibition at the MET: Kimono Style. This exceptional exhibition showed the public a wide variety of authentic traditional Japanese kimonos of various styles and designs. Beginning in the late Edo period and well into the 20th century, the collection of kimonos on display represents an evolution in the world of kimono fashion. The Japanese kimono, like all fashion, has evolved over the centuries and has been subject to a wide range of influences. This exhibit not only highlights kimono, but also Western fashion, such as dresses heavily influenced by Japanese kimono fashion.
If you are looking for a -perfect- excuse to show off your kimono, this exhibition at the MET is yours! We highly recommend putting on your favorite kimono in a culturally respectful way and visiting this exhibit before it disappears forever. The exhibition is made possible by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation Fund, 2015.
Disclaimer: This review and post is NOT sponsored by the MET or any other organization.
Here are some of our favorite photos from the exhibit, and we hope they will entice you to visit too! If you decide to visit the MET to see the Kimono Style exhibit, be sure to send us a selfie while wearing a kimono! We opted to wear a ro haori for the display, due to the July summer heat.