The kimono has been worn by Jedi knights in George Lucas’ Star Wars movie saga, Freddie Mercury on stage, and David Bowie in his futuristic alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

“Its very fluidity is, I think, what makes it such an iconic inspiration,” said Anna Jackson, curator of the “Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk” exhibition which opened on 29 February at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

V&A director Tristram Hunt said: “When we think about fashion, the kimono might not be the first item that comes to mind.” The exhibition, which runs till June 21 and tracks the kimono’s evolution from medieval times in Japan, “challenges this perception”.

Full article at Prestige Online