This July we headed out to New York for one of our single most epic kimono outings ever! Our primary allure to visit New York was an exhibit at the MET: Kimono Style. This exceptional exhibit put on display for the viewing public a wide variety of authentic traditional Japanese kimono from various styles and designs. Starting in the late Edo period, and going well into the 20th century, the collection of kimono on display represents an evolution in the world of kimono fashion. Japanese kimono like all fashion has evolved over the centuries and has been subject to a wide range of influences. This exhibit not only highlights kimono, but western fashion such as dresses heavily influenced by Japanese kimono fashion.
If you are looking for a -perfect- excuse to wear your kimono out, this exhibit at the MET is it! We highly recommend putting on your favorite kimono in a culturally respectful manner, and visiting this exhibit before it is gone forever. The exhibition is made possible by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation Fund, 2015.
Run Dates: June 7, 2022 – February 20, 2023
Website for more info: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2022/kimono-style
Preview the exhibit online at: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2022/kimono-style/exhibition-objects
Admission: Entrance to this kimono exhibit is included in the price of admission to the MET.
Disclaimer: This review and post is NOT sponsored by the MET or any other organization.
Here are a few of our favorite photos from the exhibit, and we hope that they entice you to visit as well! If you decide to visit the MET to check out the Kimono Style exhibit, be certain to send us a selfie while your wearing a kimono at it! We opted to wear a ro haori to the exhibit, due to the summer heat of July.