The Asian Art Museum's Latest Exhibit Examines Fashion's Most Enduring Trend

Fashion-types love kimonos, but that’s certainly nothing new. More than a century before Instagram influencers were flooding your feed with well-lit shots of their Kim+Ono robes, the kimono was inspiring designers around the world. And right now at the Asian Art Museum, kimonos are getting the recognition they deserve in a new exhibit, Kimono Refashioned.

Featuring over 35 garments from the Kyoto Costume Institute, Kimono Refashioned includes designs from past and present players in the fashion world, including Paul Poiret, Tom Ford, John Galliano, Sarah Burton, Christian Louboutin. Rei Kawakubo, Iris van Herpen, Yohji Yamamoto, and Issey Miyake.

The exhibit opened on February 9 and runs until May 5, 2019. Tickets (general admission tickets with the special exhibition surcharge) are $25. Memberships at the museum start at $89, and include the special exhibits. If cocktails and fashion are more your speed, you can also view the exhibit during the Asian Art Museum’s annual gala after party on March 7. Tickets, $130, are available on Eventbrite. Pinching pennies? No problem. Kimono Refashioned is included Target’s Free First Sundays program on March 3, April 7, and May 5.