Get a First Look at the CAM's 'Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style' Exhibit at Art After Dark

The party includes J-Pop music, Taiko drum performances, food from FUSIAN and Graeter’s, cocktails and a live kimono dressing workshop

click to enlarge Outfit (excerpt) by John Galliano from the Kyoto Costume Institute - Photo: Takashi Hatakeyama
Photo: Takashi Hatakeyama
Outfit (excerpt) by John Galliano from the Kyoto Costume Institute

Celebrate the opening of Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style with J-Pop music, Taiko drum performances, food from FUSIAN and Graeter’s, cocktails and a live kimono dressing workshop from Ohio Kimono.

The workshop will include how to tell the gender and type of a kimono, cover kimono formalities and “debunk many myths about kimonos.”

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style, on view through Sept. 15, highlights the garment’s effect on fashion and culture and includes classic Japanese kimonos as well as modern takes by Japanese, European and American designers including Coco Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Tom Ford and more.

Harajuku (aka American/Japanese street style from Shibuya, Japan) and kimono costumes are encouraged.

5-10 p.m. Friday (June 28). Free admission. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

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