Summer Kimono (Hito-e) with Swirls, 1920s-30s, printed gauze-weave (ro) silk with twisted wefts, Promised gift of John C. Weber, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Concludes February 20, 2023
This popular exhibition traces the transformation of the kimono from the late Edo period (1615–1868) through the early 20th century, as the T-shaped garment was adapted to suit the lifestyle of modern Japanese women. It will feature a remarkable selection of works from the renowned John C. Weber Collection of Japanese art that explore the mutual artistic exchanges between the kimono and Western fashion, as well as highlights from The Costume Institute’s collection.
Surface Trend, 2019, Photo: Mary InHea Kang/Courtesy of CFGNY
Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga
Concludes February 19, 2023
Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga is the first show devoted to the art of contemporary fashion at Japan Society. The exhibition explores the work of CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga, two emerging fashion labels that engage with the intersections between fashion, art, and identity. Featuring garments, accessories, and textile-related works, the exhibition examines the ways in which these two practices—one based in New York, and the other in Tokyo—experiment with artistic mediums beyond conventional forms of dress, while challenging preconceived notions of gender and identity.