Japan, Kimono, early 20th century, silk, Cincinnati Art Museum; A gift from Eleanor Lee Hart's collection of Japanese art, 2005.644, Photo by Scott Hisey
Toshiko Yamawaki (1887–1960), Japan, Dress, 1956, silk, gold, Gift from Yamawaki Fashion Art College, © The Kyoto Costume Institute, Photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
John Galliano (b. 1960), England, Ensemble, Autumn/Winter 1994, wool, acetate, silk, © The Kyoto Costume Institute, Photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
John Galliano (b. 1960), England, for Christian Dior, Dress, Spring/Summer 2001, silk, cotton, tulle, vinyl, leather, metal, © The Kyoto Costume Institute, Photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
Ticketed. Free for Cincinnati Art Museum Members
Explore fashion from the 1870s to the present day alongside kimono, prints, paintings and textiles.
Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style celebrates the enduring influence of the kimono on fashion. Inspired by materials, forms and decorative motifs since the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, western fashion designers, alongside other artists, have produced works that acknowledge a Japanese persuasion. Organized in partnership with the Kyoto Costume Institute and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, this exhibition displays Japanese kimono side by side with western fashionable garments from the 1870s to today. Featured designers include Gabrielle Chanel, John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen, Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo—plus over a dozen examples from CAM’s permanent collection.
Members: Free | General public: $10
Seniors: $5 | College students: $5
Children (6–17): $5 | Children under 5: FREE
Public tours will take place every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. for the length of the exhibition. See calendar for full list of events
Cynthia Amneus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles
Cynthia Amneus has more than twenty years of experience in her field. She received her B.A. from Edgecliff College of Xavier University and her M.A. from Illinois State University in textiles and fibers. She has lectured throughout the United States and published in various scholarly journals such as the Journal of the American Institute of Conservation, The Journal for the American Society of Jewelry Historians, and the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion on a variety of fashion and textile topics. In 2004 she won the Victorian Society of America’s Ruth Emery Publication Award for A Separate Sphere: Dressmakers in Cincinnati’s Golden Age, 1877-1922. Amnéus also curated and authored the accompanying catalog for Wedded Perfection: 200 Years of Wedding Gowns (2010). She has curated traveling exhibitions, including High Style: 20th Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Costume Collection (2015) and Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion (2018) and guest curated exhibitions for the Textile Museum, Washington D. C. and the Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas
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