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Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion

Japanese kimono, long admired for their beauty and rich history, are taking on a new life as a modern fashion statement. The simply constructed, elegant garment has tremendous power to become a universal formal wear that transcends cultural and ethnic boundaries. Kouichi Fujii, President of the hundred-year-old kimono textile company Fujii Shibori in Kyoto, will be here to discuss the history and delicate process of producing kimono by master craftsmen, as well as the obstacles and opportunities for global acceptance. Moderated by Monika Bincsik, Assistant Curator in the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.

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